Drag teen banned from Dudley school talent show

A 14-year-old boy was banned from performing his drag act at his school’s end-of-year talent show.

Lewis Bailey, who performs as Athena Heart, was told by Castle High School and Visual Arts College in Dudley that his performance was not permitted, a day before it was to go ahead.

He said he was upset by the decision, and chose to go to school in drag on Friday’s non-uniform day.

The school said it celebrated diversity but felt the act was not “appropriate”.

Drag World has now invited the teenager to perform.

Video journalist: Craig Lewis