Anais Celini, 18, attends Martin Luther High School in Maspeth, NY. She is a senior and was planning to go to the prom with her boyfriend, Nathaniel Baez. Not so fast says the private Christian high school. Nathaniel is transgender. The school says that this is “unconventional,” so Nathaniel attending would not be “beneficial” to the proceedings.
Celini says the school views them as a same-sex couple.
Rather than engage the school in a knock-down/drag-out, the couple has decided to create their own prom.
I’m not going to fight them, that wasn’t the point. It’s a big night for everybody and I don’t want to cause a scene.