- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York high school has reversed a ban on Halloween cross-dressing after an advocacy group complained.

The Journal News (https://lohud.us/1E704Ru ) says Eastchester High School had issued a statement to students about appropriate Halloween attire that stated “students are not allowed to cross-dress.”

The ban was brought to attention of Empire State Pride Agenda, which focuses on gay, bisexual and transgender issues. It said “policing one’s gender expression has no place in schools,” especially on the one day students can express themselves freely.

In a statement Thursday night, the district said students had the right to cross-dress any day but cautioned that “Halloween costumes should not make light of this.”

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Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com

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