Florida Prom Queen Nominee Asked To Not Wear Dress

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state/prom-queen-in-a-dress-not-this-guy-703240.html?imw=Y

Doesn"t add up, right? All prom queen nominees are expected to wear glamorous gowns--unless you"re in Florida.
There are 64 comments:
Female 59
hi,t hadn`t undrestand this ,don`t want to wear a prom dress
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Female 59
hi,t hadn`t undrestand this ,don`t want to wear a prom dress
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Male 3,631
Honestly, who here would hit it?
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Male 25,416
Dumb
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Male 1,371
It`s not even that hot.
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Female 635
keith2

well then that means that i gotta get rid of all my pants since you think its gross for a guy to wear a dress then its also gross for a girl to wear pants

i swear, you`re just jealous cause he looks prettier than you
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Female 1,894
haha duffyyyyyyyy
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Male 8
I live in Pembroke Pines...different high school, but I`m surprised this was the first I`ve heard of this.
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Male 200
thats so messed up, why do high schools keep acting so childish about stuff like this? this is like the 3rd prom story like this that i`ve heard... let people do what they want, sheesh... also keith2, stfu.
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Female 322
also you are probably jealous cuz he looks better than you
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Female 322
so back in Shakespeare times men played all the women parts. so keith2, i guess there is something wrong with them too. you need to quit being so closed minded.
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Male 5,194
Not allowed to wear a dress until he works on that tan. Those white shoulders, tsk tsk.
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Male 443
If they wanted to beat him up.... they`d beat him up, dress or no dress... stupid principle
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Female 1,963
It does seem like they just made up excuses so that he wouldn`t be able to attend.

Lame. Just let the kid be himself.
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Male 2,553
Security reasons? I call bull. The same goes for the "unruly behaviour" reasons...
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Male 1,136
He shoulda just gone, I would have voted for him.. or ummm.. her?
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Female 1,593
School administration...they`re full of poo.

When I was in grade 6, the teacher said I threw a book at her. I didn`t even have a book in my hand. I needed the washroom and she wouldn`t let me, so I left the class. I got written up for throwing a book.
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Male 6,694
Whatever.
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Male 18
This is why I support SB 1070. (Live in Arizona BTW). Bring on the hate?!
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Female 535
So is he gay, transvestite, or is he a transsexual? There is a whopping big difference between the three. Maybe I missed it, but I`m not sure if it was made clear.
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Female 250
"Who wants to be gay anyway?"

Like they have a choice... Did you chose to be straight? Nope. Some people are just like that naturally.

Let the guy do as he wants. He`s not hurting anyone.

As for getting bashed?

"He almost won -- Bonilla was among the top three vote-getters"

Seems the student body is actually quite supporting. Good on him.
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Female 122
Carliiito is retarded.
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Male 50
This is sooo wrong in sooo many ways. First of all: WHY THE HELL would any guy wanna` wear a dress? Well, I know he`s gay and stuff, but srsly? Who wants to be gay anyway? Second of all: Just let the confused little mofo wear his dress and get beat up, he`ll learn his lesson then =)
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Female 4,376
Guys in dresses are hot.
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Male 249
I just don`t get how any guy could be a queen. I thought queens were queens due to their sex not their sexuality.

Oh well what do I know.
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Male 1,540
Teh title was so much sexier than the actual article.
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Male 103
"This week was kind of a drag."
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Female 111
"This week was kind of, like, intense."

Ahaha, that just make me laugh for some reason.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I fully back that school`s decision NOT to let that guy dress up female. It`s wrong. It`s sick. What the hell is wrong with that guy??[/quote]

Yeah, it might lead to equally sick things like women wearing trousers.

Oh, wait. That`s normal now.

It`s just clothes. There`s nothing special about them and they`re not really sexed at all.

A couple of appropriate examples off the top of my head:

i) Traditional Scottish clothing for men is a sort of dress. Traditionally, Scotland is noted for dangerous, determined fighters. They even went up against the English, repeatedly.

ii) Traditional clothing for men in ancient Rome was a short dress (tunica). Legionaries wore a skirt. These were the people who would fight outnumbered 5 to 1 and win.
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Male 712
Okay, let`s cut all the crap here and now and let`s get down to the facts no one wants to hear. We can`t expect any of the kids in high school to take responsibility for their actions. We`re obviously not treating them like adults, nevermind the fact that this was an adult making an adult decision.

Or am I wrong...shouldn`t we expect the schools to actually prepare kids for life by letting them make personal decisions when they`re obviously of age to do so?

Put simply, either they`re going to have to learn to take responsibility for their actions or not. The school doesn`t have to like it. No one has to like it but if the school didn`t like it so much, maybe they should have thought about it when he ran for prom queen without opposition from the school.
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Male 2,592
I fully back that school`s decision NOT to let that guy dress up female. It`s wrong. It`s sick. What the hell is wrong with that guy??
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Male 4,807
also agree with what Braber01 just said .
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Male 4,807
She`s pretty hot... oh never mind,

He`s pretty hot.

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Male 153
@Angilion I respect you usually when i come across these kind of posts i expect the forum to be spammed with all sorts of hate arguments and things but you acknowledged whoever you had an argument with and told him it was a good counterargument
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Male 907
I don`t like how wishy-washy the administration was in their position. They should have taken a firm stance right from the beginning and made it clear, but I suspect they didn`t mainly because they wanted to do as little with this controversial topic as possible. Of course, I recommend Omar (or Bonilla if he prefers) would have made his case clear from the beginning as well for his own best interest, but the administration has the RESPONSIBILITY to do this.
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Female 467
wow he looks like miley cyrus :O :O
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Female 203
This sucks. I don`t think that anyone has the ability to tell kids how to act @ prom. Come on, first the lesbian and now this!? Who cares if these kids are gay?! They`re dressed appropriately and all they want to do is have a good time. Tell a girl she can`t go in a tux? Ya right, all H377 will break loose. Sorry, completely against all this crap.
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Female 8
@ BigWaFuu

Try telling that same thing to a girl going to prom, and see what reaction you get.
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Male 1,162
God I wish gay people would get over themselves. Great, you like the taste of the willy but do you have to wear a dress to a dumb dance? Its just a dance.
Go to a club and wear all the dresses you want there.
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Female 1,148
It has been said that people in drag aren`t gay, but actually really really perverted straight men.
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Male 12,365
Good counter-argument, SmagBoy1.

Not as much of a long shot as I initially thought it was.
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Male 4,431
@Angilion: not to argue with you, but...

i) that doesn`t invalidate the fact that they arguably should, nor does it prevent litigation under exactly that premise
ii) here`s another case where there`s been plenty of litigation and in fact laws have voided, especially where the prescribe different standards for genders
iii) see above. further, dress codes in public sectors are often challenged.

So, while you`re technically correct in that current laws in some places support your outline, you`ll also surely acknowledge that it`s not particularly far out (and in fact it happens often) to challenge dress codes, laws governing nudity all wrapped in free speech. Is that the best approach? Perhaps not. But, a "long shot"? Well, it`s worked at times. It`s failed at times.
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Male 1,164
SCfan, you speak the truth. :)
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Female 1,077
i actually agree with angilion.
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Male 12,365
[quote]@Slmmhmmr161 It`s arguably covered in the 1st amendment.[/quote]

You`re arguing it as freedom of speech?

Bit of a long shot on a few points:

i) It`s a school - pupils don`t have freedom of speech.

ii) If clothing was freedom of speech under that law, no law banning nudity could exist anywhere in the USA.

iii) If clothing was freedom of speech under that law, all dress codes would be illegal.

I think it`s stretching the application of the first amendment way too far.

I think he should have been going for prom king anyway - a man in a dress is a man.
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Male 203
lol
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Male 4,431
Yeah, clearly he was suspended for two days for parking in a "guest" spot. Riiiiight! :-(
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Male 2,085
Remember gay boy, tolerance does not equal acceptance.
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Male 349
He got suspended for ignoring the parking dude. Fair enough really, he was probably being a right bitch.
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Female 612
Obviously they aren`t uncomfortable with him being gay or being Prom Queen, as the administrators were the ones who encouraged him to run for queen instead of king. I think they were probably more inclined to punish him because he was disregarding their requests, but I don`t think this was another school-district-hating-on-queers case. (Not like that other one, with the lesbian in a tux). Being gay and/or prom "queen" doesn`t somehow make you immune to the rules.
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Male 1,081
@Slmmhmmr161 It`s arguably covered in the 1st amendment.
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Male 1,958
/me shrugs.
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Male 456
lmfao
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Female 4,039
He lost my support when he said fierce.
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Male 15,510
Im glad he didnt won
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Male 606
The US constitution doesn`t protect the right for a male to wear a dress to a prom. Sorry, you crazy lefties.
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Male 560
he is sexy, id do him
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Female 635
He should have just gone anyway.
This Omar guy? Yeah, he`s pretty awesome.
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Male 518
Let him win, drat I would just dance with him out of principle if I were prom king. Equal playing field
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Female 122
What school suspends students for parking in the wrong lot? We always got warnings, then tickets, then detention, then ISS, then a suspension. What the hell is wrong with schools that are jumping to suspension after minor infractions?
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Male 124
Apparently many states still live in the 1800`s. Freedom of Speech? Freedom of Choice? Apparently, not for some in the "Good ol` US of A". Shame.
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Male 149
From the title I thought they wanted "her" to go naked... or at least only in a bra.
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Female 3,574
If he had that many supporters, it doesn`t seem likely he was going to get beat up to me, but at least that is a better excuse than "This school doesn`t like queers".
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Male 19,887
Link: Florida Prom Queen Nominee Asked To Not Wear Dress [Rate Link] - Doesn`t add up, right? All prom queen nominees are expected to wear glamorous gowns--unless you`re in Florida.
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