After Borja shared the message on Twitter, their act of kindness went viral. One Twitter user shared: “Some male teachers in Spain are wearing skirts because a Bilbao student named Mikel Gomez was expelled and referred to psychologists for wearing a skirt to school.” See the photos below.
Un cole que educa en el respeto, la diversidad, la coeducaión y la tolerancia. ¡Vístete como quieras! Nos sumamos a la inicitiva #LaRopaNoTieneGénero @CEIPVdeSacedon @educacyl @cfievalladolid @FTriangulo @fecylgtb pic.twitter.com/GgnoejXe2N
— Borja Velázquez (@borjamusico) April 29, 2021
Some male teachers across Spain have been been wearing in to their classrooms after a Bilbao student named Mikel Gomez was expelled and referred to psychologists after wearing a skirt to school.
— Megha Mohan (@meghamohan) June 6, 2021
Other teachers also wanted to contribute to the cause and a lot of them shared pictures of themselves in skirts. The same goes for fellow teacher Jose Piñas, who has been wearing a skirt to school since last year. Besides supporting the statement of the other teachers, he also does this for another reason. He shared on Twitter that he had previously been persecuted because of his sexual orientation. He explains: “20 years ago I was persecuted and insulted because of my sexual orientation in the institution where I am now a teacher. Many teachers then looked the other way.”
Hace 20años sufrí persecución e insultos xmi orientación sexual en el instituto en el q ahora soy profesor, muchs profes, miraron para otro lado. Quiero unirme a la causa del alumno, Mikel, q ha sido expulsado y enviado al psicólogo por ir a clase con falda. #LaRopaNoTieneGenero pic.twitter.com/5PEN9vityY
— Jose Piñas (@joxepinas) November 9, 2020
The teachers received a lot of praise from other teachers, but also from the parents. For example, one post reads: “What a great move. High schools are sometimes very difficult for students. You need to be aware of your surroundings and position yourself without nuances to protect yourself from an attack.”
Source: LADbible | Image: Videostill – New York Post, Twitter