Posted by on November 8, 2023 10:20 pm
Originally From: Gaily Grind

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A transgender Texas student was kicked out of the lead role of his high school’s upcoming musical after his principal introduced a new gender casting policy.

Sherman High School senior Max Hightower landed the lead role in “Oklahoma!” last month, his father, Phillip Hightower, told local CBS affiliate KXII.

But the 17-year-old’s excitement didn’t last long.

The principal called to inform him about the new policy they implemented.

“Actors and actresses could only play a role that was the same gender they were assigned at birth,” Hightower told KXII, detailing his conversation with the principal.

Max Hightower identifies as a transgender male, meaning that he could no longer be cast as the male lead.

“I was devastated,” Hightower said.

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