Teacher Jose Piñas started wearing a skirt to class last year.
He tweeted a photo of himself captioned: “20 years ago I suffered persecution and insults for my sexual orientation in the institute where I am now a teacher… many teachers, they looked the other way.
“I want to join the cause of the student, Mikel, who has been expelled and sent to the psychologist for going to class with a skirt.”
The movement has received praise from parents online. One mother wrote: “My 13-year-old son went to class with a skirt yesterday. They had agreed between several students to do so, but only he dared. I’m proud.”
Another said: “Congratulations on your attitude. High schools are sometimes very hard for students, you have to know how to be aware of it and position yourself without nuances to guarantee yourself safety from attacks.”
Others questioned whether the movement was necessary. One man wrote: “Dear Jose, I write to you with all due respect. I am neither homophobic, nor xenophobic, nor racist, or anything similar, but in my early forties the reason why boys in skirts go to high school escapes me. Maybe my social environment disguises it for me. Is it really necessary?”
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