School stands by decision on photo – Chris Joyner

Lesbian who wore tux “standing up” for supporters, she says

Ceara Sturgis, a senior at Wesson Attendance Center, said she does not understand why the Copiah County School District has taken such a hard stance against including her in the school’s yearbook.

Sturgis, who is gay, had her senior portrait taken wearing a tuxedo, rather than the customary drape. Last month, her mother, Veronica Rodriguez, was informed by school officials her daughter’s photo would not be included in the yearbook.