|05-30-2009, 09:02 AM||#1|
On a boat, beeeeotch!
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Teen boy becomes prom queen.
LOS ANGELES – An openly gay teen has been voted prom queen at his Los Angeles high school in a campaign that began as a stunt but ended up spurring discussion on the campus about gender roles and popularity.
Sergio Garcia said he felt "invincible" when he was crowned queen of the Fairfax High School dance at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Saturday.
Days before the dance, Garcia told fellow students that he was "not your typical prom queen candidate. There's more to me than meets the eye."
He also promised that he would be wearing a suit on prom night, but "don't be fooled: Deep down, I am a queen."
And he made good of that promise Saturday, wearing a gray tuxedo topped off with the prized tiara.
Garcia, 18, said he saw fliers advertising the prom and the election but they didn't specify that the queen must be female. He thought the role would suit him better than prom king.
"I don't wish to be a girl," he told the Los Angeles Times. "I just wish to be myself."
Senior class president Vanessa Lo said she and other students were initially against the idea but became convinced he wasn't just an attention-seeking clown.
"It just goes to show how open-minded our class is," Lo said.
Unique Payne, 17, said she voted for Garcia because she supported the gay community.
Although many students were supportive of Garcia's run, others were upset and didn't understand why Garcia chose to run for prom queen.
"I'm not really happy about that," said 17-year-old Juan Espinoza. "He should've run for prom king."
LMAO what would you do if you were prom king?
|05-30-2009, 09:47 AM||#3|
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|05-30-2009, 11:11 AM||#4|
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I bet the runner-up's aren't telling their kids they literally lost to a boy.
|05-30-2009, 12:05 PM||#8|
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If I was the king, I'd do the same thing as with any queen from the school. Get drunk, **** and try to forget about it.
|05-30-2009, 12:08 PM||#9|
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I reckon 40% of the people voted him Queen because he's gay and they want to make a statement about it. While the other 60% thought it would be funny as **** to have this guy as the prom Queen.
|05-30-2009, 12:13 PM||#10|
Are you not entertained?
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I'm sure the prom King was pleased.
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