Two school weeks after a transgender student was penalized by her school in Rio de Janeiro high for wearing a skirt to class, male classmates decided to do the same, and donned skirts.
Transgender student Maria Muniz‘s decision to come out resulted in a fine issued by school officials, who ordered the teen to wear trousers in future.
But now the teachers have been forced to reconsider after Muniz’s classmates, including some girls, supported her decision by turning up for classes in dresses.
They then posted the images on social media where they quickly ended up being widely shared.
After the protest, the Brazilian school principal said they were considering relaxing the school rules.
“The sexual orientation is not important for us, all our students are equal. However, the uniform determines male and female clothing, but we will study a new manual of coexistence”, he said.
Maria has found hundreds of supporters online who began using the Twitter hashtag #VoudeSaia to spread her inspiring story.