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Here’s to the brave boys who decided to wear a dress to school for World Book Day

Here’s to the brave boys who decided to wear a dress to school for World Book Day

Here's to the brave kids who went as the Boy in the Dress.

Up and down the UK yesterday (3 March), brave boys went to school wearing a dress for World Book Day.

Students across the globe chose their favorite literary characters for the fun and educational day celebrating reading.

While most boys may have popped for Harry Potter or Captain America, a few kids decided to give a well earned kick to gender norms and go as The Boy In The Dress.

The story, written by comedian David Walliams, is a beloved children’s tale about a young guy that loves cross-dressing and football and is not afraid to be himself.

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Aimee Townley’s eight-year-old son Alex was one of the many boys who decided to pick the character.

‘Alex knew he wanted to go as The Boy in the Dress straight as soon as the school told them they would be dressing up. He loves reading and loves all the David Walliams books. He is very confident and sure of himself and loves to make others laugh which I think is why he chose this outfit,’ Townley told Gay Star News.

‘I am super proud of him.’

Bloody love this kid 😂😂😂😂 #worldbookday #theboyinthedress #davidwalliams #realmenwearpink #nofear

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And Rachel Smith said of her son Callum: ‘I’m so proud of my son for being brave and embracing today.’

It is kids like Callum and Alex that prove the world is really changing for the better.