High school student Travis Lohr was punished for saying there are only two genders
An 18-years old student Travis Lohr from Kellog School District, was barred from graduation after saying, “Boys are boys, and girls are girls, there is no in-between.”
Lohr shared his (off-script) thought during the graduation rehearsal, where he received thunderous applause.
Over 100 parents, students, and community members gathered in protest against the school’s decision. Still, school principal Dan Davidian didn’t budge.
The protest prompted the school district to cancel the graduation ceremony due to potential violence from outside groups. However, the district secretly held the ceremony on Saturday despite the cancellation.
Lohr’s job offer from the U.S. Forest Service was also rescinded after the incident.
Over 100 parents and students protested Kellogg High School’s decision to punish a student for saying “Guys are guys and girls are girls. There is no in-between.”— Idaho Tribune (@IdahoTribune) June 2, 2023
In spite of today’s protest, Travis Lohr will not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. pic.twitter.com/lS9gMsiZwl