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49 Responses to Taking the Term Queen to a Whole New Level

  1. Profile photo of marencolleen
    marencolleen Female 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 12:31 pm
    Link: Taking the Term Queen to a Whole New Level - Why is this gay high school boy so upset?
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    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:05 pm
    Haha, nice. I love how his classmates would rather vote him as the queen rather than the king.

    Priceless.

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    Myself4086 Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:06 pm
    That`s gotta hurt.

    Hi Nate!

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    Ashwindow Female 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:08 pm
    "Racine`s prom is May 17th"

    ...and the reason for that statement is?...

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    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    My prom is also may 17th...
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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    ... so what just because he`s gay he should be a prom queen instead of king?
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    ^ No its because his classmates nominated him as queen.
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    ayull Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm
    This just in: Highschool kids shockingly choose to rebel against the establishment.

    Tomorrow`s top stories include: Gravity holds us down, Doctors agree that absense of breath is a serious medical problem, and Water is caught on candid camera flowing downhill!

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    FatAnorexic Female 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    My sister`s prom queen was a lesbian, and the king gay. Why couldn`t they have just switched titles?
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    ayull Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    ^^ They used to say that no news was good news, but now they say no news means it`s time to sensationalize.
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    addler Male 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    you can look at it another way and say he is being sexist by suggesting that the prom king cannot be gay and that since he is gay he should automatically accept the notion that he should run for queen.
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    specialque Female 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:19 pm
    thats mean. just because hes a guy but gay doesnt mean he cant run, they nominated him so he should run...
    stop with the first!
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    zaman243 Male 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    More like
    brings a whole new meaning to the word queeRRRR.
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    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm
    Sad day for girls when a gay guy wins prom queen. Also, I`m pretty sure the word queen implies a female. If you look it up on dictionary.com calling a gay guy a queen is `Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.` Oh well.
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    zoinks Male 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:26 pm
    am i the only one that raised their eyebrows that the gay student`s date to prom was named Madeline? that name seems pretty....feminine to me
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    msimmons Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    Kings are men, Queens are female.
    If the gay guy in question was a transexual/transgender, I`d have no issue with him running for prom queen.
    People like that identify with the opposite sex.
    This guy, however, is gay. A gay guy is not a female guy. He`s just a guy who likes other guys.
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    thestringy Male 18-29
    483 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 1:33 pm
    what a pathetic excuse for a news article. there was absolutly no point to it at all
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    marchhare123 Male 30-39
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    msimmons... you`re taking queen too literally...i was going to retort to you, but just grow up.
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    aquazuba Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    okay, one thing no one has mentioned...what if he DID win queen and had to dance with the king...what if the king was a homophobe huh?

    i mean, the dude would be a douche, but i think the school should ask all the kings and see if any of them mind dancing with a gay guy, then based on that, make the final decision...

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    fisttoface Male 13-17
    66 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    how did ABC get to this before Fox news??
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    Sada Female 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    I believe in gay rights-- I`m bisexual myself-- but I still believe you should go for the title your gender fits. Besides, if Prom King is straight, how would HE feel?
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    marencolleen Female 18-29
    531 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    am i the only one that raised their eyebrows that the gay student`s date to prom was named Madeline? that name seems pretty....feminine to me

    umm it sounds feminine because he is going to the prom with a female friend...

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    KisuneKisune Male 13-17
    73 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    The article said " Who are the administration to say he can`t run for prom queen"

    oh, gee, I dunno... Maybe the ADMINISTRATION. And besides, as someone before me said, A queen is a woman... A kind is a male. It has nothing to do with sexual preference. Even I(being bi) think that this kid is being very dumb.

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    marencolleen Female 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    oh and i think that he should be going for prom queen... come on women have enough problems overcoming men in positions of power!!
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    KisuneKisune Male 13-17
    73 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 1:46 pm
    First of all, You shouldn`t want to "overcome men" Isn`t that what women are fighting for? Neutrality? Unless you meant you wanted to overcome the PROBLEMS, and not the men.

    Second of all, I think you meant to say he "shouldn`t" be going for prom queen, which I agree with.

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    bomb_tom Male 18-29
    522 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    kill the fag!
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    marchhare123 Male 30-39
    547 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 1:53 pm
    plus no one said he would win, but he should still be able to run. He can still be in the court. WHO really gives a poot about PROM kings and queens anyway?
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    valrykin Male 18-29
    8 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 1:57 pm
    zoinks - I saw this too. Seems like this guy is half way out of the closet, haha.
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    Jazzeh Female 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 2:07 pm
    He shouldn`t be running for queen just because he`s gay. 0_o
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    ayull Male 18-29
    239 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 2:08 pm
    "I believe in gay rights-- I`m bisexual myself"

    How you doin`?

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 2:09 pm
    sensationalism sucks. end of story.
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    msimmons Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 2:12 pm
    "msimmons... you`re taking queen too literally...i was going to retort to you, but just grow up."

    Do explain to me how Prom King and Queen are not meant to be specifically male and female respectively.
    There`s nothing wrong with assuming that a Queen should be a female. Sure, there`s the definiton of queen relating to a flamboyant homosexual, but I hardly think that`s the case for a Prom Queen.

    That is, my view has nothing to do with growing up.

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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 2:22 pm
    Ok Im gay, but what a f*cking fag! Prom King = MALE, Prom Queen = FEMALE, its nothing to do with whether you`re a `queen` as in the gay slang.
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    brandonegc Male 18-29
    27 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 2:30 pm
    Jesus Christ The Lord is born. This is stupid. King and Queen is based on your gender, not your sexuality. I`m sure it would piss off the possible Prom Queens that they were beat by a gay guy and piss of the Prom Kings as they`re Queen would be a man. This is stupid.
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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    queen=female
    king=male
    sexual preference has nothing to do with it.

    `nuff said.

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    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
    657 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 3:19 pm
    "okay, one thing no one has mentioned...what if he DID win queen and had to dance with the king...what if the king was a homophobe huh?

    i mean, the dude would be a douche, but i think the school should ask all the kings and see if any of them mind dancing with a gay guy, then based on that, make the final decision..."

    I agree with this. Except I wouldn`t speculate about him being a homophobe. For the school to nominate a gay boy as QUEEN, they have to have a pretty hardy sense of humour and I don`t think they`d nominate someone too serious or un-cool with things if that`s the case.

    But I agree, he might not want him Prom king dance to be with a guy so I say they ask the guys if they`d be ok with having their prom dance with a guy and have that being the deciding factor.

    Lulz for the chick being his date for from, right?

    "I took the prom queen to prom."
    "You`re a lesbian?"
    "No."
    "What?"
    "It was a guy."

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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    May 6, 2008 at 3:21 pm
    I think it`s a high school dance and a stupid tradition that doesn`t drating matter regardless of the outcome. I can`t believe people are actually debating over this.
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    LadyDakkar Female 18-29
    76 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 3:22 pm
    Yeah, I have to agree that the title should fit the gender. But I`m surprised that his classmates are so supportive of him and his preference, I know for sure my school would never nominate someone who was gay or a lesbian. Unless they did it just as a joke, which is totally something my school would do.
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    May 6, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    at`s gotta hurt
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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    well what if people put a write in vote for him?
    like they get the word around to ut him under prom queen lol
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    never_more Female 13-17
    192 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 7:09 pm
    Well, why can`t he? If the students want to elect him, then who cares?
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    gamergrl1018 Female 13-17
    106 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    ooohh it`s not that big of a deal if he wants to be queen, let him run for queen!
    A gay guy at a school near mine was nominated for homecoming queen and he won! it was really awesome lol
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    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
    227 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 7:57 pm
    see now this kid is a fag...

    not in a gay-bashing way though...he just is defining himself by his sexual orientation

    like that asshat who only talks about wanting to get laid and who he slept with, this is the kind of guy who added a lisp in 9th grade and promotes a narrow stereotypical view of gay people

    he`s not gay...i know gay people and they don`t act like morons...this is the stereotypical view of a gay man...who will no longer simply be gay as he is an embarrassment to gay people who wish to be taken seriously...so he can have the tile fag

    there are gay people and there are fags...just like there are straight ppl and just plain whores

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    Vogt Male 13-17
    287 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm
    No one else has said it yet.

    King = male, Queen = Female. Doesn`t matter if you`re gay. It just shows your gender. Grow the drat up and get over it.

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    brandim231 Female 18-29
    7 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 11:43 pm
    I`m in no way against gays or lesbian, but this is just stupid! The whole point of it is to be as a court, one queen(woman), one king(man). Just because he`s obviously gay, doesn`t make him a female. He should not be in the running for queen! It`s stupid that this is even an argument. Unless he has the surgery, he shouldn`t be able to run for QUEEN!
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    Raiden1312 Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    To be honest, I`m waiting for Pabasa`s take on this.
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    May 7, 2008 at 2:26 pm
    ha i mean i`ve been to 5 proms and... pretty much the whole king and queen thing never really matters... ha its like a 30 second award and then you`re back to your business...
    I do feel bad for the kid however... meh
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    AlexTron Male 18-29
    534 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 10:11 am
    Even though I`m gay, I agree that he should be going after the prom king title. I actually had a friend who was gay win it! But yeah, this takes the `queen` title to new lows, and what`s worst, this reflects on the rest of the gay community.

    Besides,it`s probably just the next step of breaking boundaries. Remember when gay couples couldn`t go to prom? In some places it`s still like this yes, but at my high school this was absolutely no big deal. I guess this guy just wants to see how many feathers he can ruffle..

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    SwissNipsUK Male 18-29
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    June 16, 2008 at 10:12 am
    My best mates y`now one of those y`now gay types , and why do they all have to act out ! I mean c`mon your a dude !!

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