Michael Birkhead, 18, center, wore a black mini skirt to classes at Maybeck High School in Berkeley on Friday Nov. 8, 2013 to suport 18-year-old classmate
Michael Birkhead, 18, center, wore a black mini skirt to classes at Maybeck High School in Berkeley on Friday Nov. 8, 2013 to suport 18-year-old classmate Luke "Sahsha" Fleischman who was allegedly set on fire by 16-year-old Richard Thomas while the two were riding an AC Transit bus in Oakland Monday night. Investigators have said Thomas told them he set Fleischman on fire because he is homophobic. Fleischman was wearing a skirt at the time. (Doug Oakley/Staff) ( Doug Oakley )