As/Is·Posted on Oct 13, 2015Puerto Rico Just Opened Up The Dress Code For LGBTQ StudentsLet boys be boys however they want.by Julie GersteinBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Guys wearing skirts has become popular among famous folks like Jaden Smith and Kanye West. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com And it's been seen on high fashion runways. Randy Brooke In Puerto Rico, kids are required to wear uniforms to school. Creatas / Getty Images Girls are supposed to wear skirts and boys pants or shorts. Fuse / Getty Images But a new ruling from Puerto Rico's Education Secretary Rafael Roman declared that any student — male or female — can choose to wear pants OR skirts if they want without punishment. Fuse / Getty Images "No student can be sanctioned for not opting to wear a particular piece of clothing ... that he or she does not feel comfortable with," he told the Associated Press. The move came after gay rights activists pressured educators to make schools more safe and tolerant spaces for LGBTQ kids. Mike Watson Images / Getty Images The battle over dress codes is one that's happening all over the U.S. right now, with administrators, teachers, and students siting safety and self-expression as concerns. "Changing people's mentality from one day to another will be hard," said Christina Torres, director of the Dr. Rafael Pujals School in Ponce, PR. Valueline / Getty Images "The most incredible thing is that young people can accept this with an open mind, but it's the adults who discriminate."