An 18-year South African who calls himself "a gay" has been expelled from school since March because he wore a dress to Kwena Molapo Comprehensive Farm School near Bultfontein, Free State, reports Behind the Mask.
"Given Seoketsi said the principal asked if he was a boy or a girl. He replied that he was 'a gay' and the principal told him to bring his mother with him when school reopened to discuss his sexual orientation. His mother Neisi Seoketsi said the principal said her child had to choose to be either a boy or a girl because the school only had classes for boys and girls. Neisi said she told the principal that her son was born like that. 'My son did not like playing with boys and preferred girls . He wanted dresses though we tried to force him to wear trousers.' "
A Department of Education spokesperson says authorities hope the student can return to school "immediately."
South Africa has one of the most liberal constitutions in the world and is the only African nation where same-sex marriage is legal. The reality is often much different for black gay men and lesbians in the townships. Three men are currently on trial for the brutal rape and murder of Eudy Simelane, the lesbian international South African soccer star.
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