Friday, May 29, 2009

Gay male voted Prom Queen in LA


What a victory for allies of the GLBT community. I just found this story posted on AOL. In a week where 18,000 California families have been "allowed" to stay married, and others have been told to stand at the back of the line, in a week where the first ever Latina is nominated to be the next Supreme Court Justice, in a week where yet another Catholic Priest has left that church in order to join the Episcopal Church, an open and welcoming and affirming church, we have a gay prom queen.

Those of you who have been watching the fallout and controversy over the American Idol final know exactly what I am speaking about. Here is an excerpt from the story:

LOS ANGELES (May 28) -- "An openly gay teen was voted prom queen at Los Angeles' Fairfax High School in a campaign that began as a stunt but ended up spurring discussion on the campus about gender roles and teen popularity.

Sergio Garcia, 18, was crowned queen Saturday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
"I feel invincible," Garcia said in his tiara and charcoal-gray tuxedo.

That we are having a nationwide discussion about gender roles in our country is a huge step forward for our community."

Here is the story:

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