Teen Says He Was Kicked Out of Musical for Being Transgender

November 10, 2023

A 17-year-old who loves to sing says he was kicked out of his high school musical production of “Oklahoma!” after being cast as one of the male leads. “I think no trans person in our school had gotten a big part before,” Max Hightower of Sherman, Texas, told Inside Edition Digital over Zoom. “...pretty much every trans kid that was in ‘Oklahoma’ was cut.” The school said in a statement, “the sex of the role as identified in the script will be used when casting.”

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