- Male teachers and students at a school in Spain have been rocking skirts in solidarity with a boy who was expelled for wearing the same
- The group decided to make May the month they wore skirts every day to school
- According to reports, the male student wore a skirt to school in a bid to promote gender nonconformity
Male teachers and students in Spain recently came together for a cause aimed at changing people's perception about sexuality and dress codes.
Briefly News understands the male teachers and students have in the past few days been attending classed wearing skirts in solidarity with a male student Mikel Gómez, 15 who was expelled from the school for wearing one in November 2020.
According to New York Post, the teachers hope their protest, dubbed #ClothesHaveNoGender, to support the expelled student, will challenge and change the minds of gender stereotypes.
The whole move was initiated by maths teacher named Jose Piñas who rocked a skirt to class after the student was expelled.
The student was also forced to see a psychologist for wearing a skirt to promote gender conformity. Following the incident, Gomez shared a video of himself describing how it happened and was watched by over two million people on TikTok.
Gomez's message was amplified by the maths teacher, Piñas, who through social media disclosed was once a victim of the same, just like Gomez.
“20 years ago I suffered persecution and insults for my sexual orientation in the institute where I am now a teacher,” wrote Piñas on social media.
According to El Pais’ report, two more teachers joined the cause. Students also took to social media and their schools in support of Gómez and the teachers’ efforts as hundreds of boys turned up to school wearing skirts on 4 November.
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