837 users online (124 members and 713 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Florida's Treasure Coast
    Posts
    14,495

    Transgender Student Runs for Prom King

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- When school officials announce the name of the Fresno High School prom king on Saturday, Cinthia Covarrubias will be wearing a tuxedo just like the six boys vying for the honor.
    School officials this week added the 17-year-old's name to the ballot for prom king, reversing a previous district protocol that allowed only males to run for king and females for prom queen.
    Gay youth advocates called it a landmark victory for campus gender expression and said they believe it's the first time in the U.S. that an openly transgender student has run for prom royalty.
    Covarrubias, who wears black-and-white Vans, baggy shorts and close-cropped brown hair, sometimes identifies herself as Tony. Her date, a close female friend, plans to wear a black dress and red corsage to the prom at an outdoor reception hall surrounded by man-made waterfalls.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...M&SECTION=HOME

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Good. Why not? If he identifies as male, why shouldn't he run from prom king?

    (Other than the obvious reason that we should have done away with prom kings and queens long ago.)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    9,705
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Good. Why not? If he identifies as male, why shouldn't he run from prom king?

    (Other than the obvious reason that we should have done away with prom kings and queens long ago.)

    I am totally ok with this..
    I am sick and tired of gays being bashed...
    The fact of the matter is I would not like to see a straight couple sucking face in public.
    Keep what you do in your room to yourself.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    at home
    Posts
    23,626
    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    SNIP

    why shouldn't he run from prom king?

    SNIP

    run from Prom King?? Is that one of those Freudian slips??

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    16,021
    Cool!
    I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    2,842
    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1 View Post
    run from Prom King?? Is that one of those Freudian slips??
    LOL.

    I recently saw that All My Children has a transgendered character. We've definitely come along way, although we still have a ways to go.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,179
    Good for shim.....

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    4,139
    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I am sick and tired of gays being bashed...
    I don't think transgender is considered the same as gay, is it?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    939
    makes me wish things could have been different for my friend Duke (born April Ann). turned out ok, at least i think so, but he (cant help thinking of him as 'he') went through a lot of crap in school. gym was the only reason people ever knew. now, nobody knows hes female unless they know him well. he is partnered (i think of them as married) with my friend Melissa, out lesbian since she was 14 or so. Melissa went through almost no trouble in school...i guess because guys think lez is sexy, for some reason, and girls feel no competition.

    as far as i know, hes never considered surgery. they dont have that kind of money, anyway, and im not sure what Melissa would do LOL

    side note: when they decided they wanted a baby, Duke was the one who had the baby (and breast fed).

    Duke doesnt consider himself gay, as far as he is concerned he is male.
    Last edited by Mira; 04-21-2007 at 03:37 PM. Reason: to reply to ntegrity, who posted before me

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    9,705
    Quote Originally Posted by Ntegrity View Post
    I don't think transgender is considered the same as gay, is it?
    In some cases it is...


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,951
    She/He didn't win, but she/he feels it was a victory for transgender students everywhere.
    http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/43271.html

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,395
    I couldn't possibly imagine not being comfortable in my own skin. I really feel bad for transgender people. Those who are stuck in a body they feel that doesn't belong to them must be a nightmare.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzm1 View Post
    run from Prom King?? Is that one of those Freudian slips??
    You know me so well.

    Yes, I see no reason to have prom kings and queens in the first place.

    (ETA: as if high school kids need a formal election to know who's popular!)

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs
    Posts
    19,111
    Quote Originally Posted by Ntegrity View Post
    I don't think transgender is considered the same as gay, is it?
    No, but we gays are often grouped with transgendered persons because, like them, we are stigmatized for innate characteristics related to gender and sexuality.

    In recognition of this, the gay community usually calls itself LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) nowadays.

    But the connection is primarily political rather than psychological or physical.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Minnesota-land of loons
    Posts
    3,212
    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    makes me wish things could have been different for my friend Duke (born April Ann). turned out ok, at least i think so, but he (cant help thinking of him as 'he') went through a lot of crap in school. gym was the only reason people ever knew. now, nobody knows hes female unless they know him well. he is partnered (i think of them as married) with my friend Melissa, out lesbian since she was 14 or so. Melissa went through almost no trouble in school...i guess because guys think lez is sexy, for some reason, and girls feel no competition.

    as far as i know, hes never considered surgery. they dont have that kind of money, anyway, and im not sure what Melissa would do LOL

    side note: when they decided they wanted a baby, Duke was the one who had the baby (and breast fed).

    Duke doesnt consider himself gay, as far as he is concerned he is male.

    This is what I don't get - I thought you his his partner is a (female) lesbian. So he is a female who is a male - is he straight? Is his partner lesbian or straight? I have no problem with any of it I just don't follow what's what, who'ds who...and maybe it doesn't matter but I'm trying to understand.

    My kids' prom has a number of gay couples - it is obvious in the Grand March, and my kids are very accepting and a-ok with it. They are not gay-bashers the way many of "us" were when we were young. One of my daughter's favorite shopping buddies is a gay young man. She says he's "fresh" (a good thing, apparently) and that he has the "best taste!"

    Eve

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. GUILTY VA - Samanata Shrestha, 21, VA Tech student, murdered, Blacksburg, 7 Feb 2014
    By Steely Dan in forum Recently Sentenced and Beyond
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-02-2015, 04:55 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-04-2015, 06:44 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-02-2011, 02:33 PM
  4. Prom Bombs.... Must See Gallery 70's prom attire
    By Casshew in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-27-2004, 03:34 PM