NJ Boy Allowed To Wear Dress To Prom

  • metta

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    May 03, 2010 5:54 AM GMT
    NJ Boy Allowed To Wear Dress To Prom

    http://www.towleroad.com/2010/05/another-issue-involving-a-high-school-prom-and-the-lgbt-community-this-one-has-a-happy-ending-according-to-cbs-11-in-new-je.html
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    May 03, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    mmm fishnet stockings *drools*

    good on'em for lettin the kid wear what he wants!
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    May 03, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    He better show up looking fierce, and not just a boy in a dress!
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    May 03, 2010 2:48 PM GMT
    When they start having clothing optional proms, I'm buying a time machine.
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    May 03, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    Well, when I first scanned this thread I really had doubts about whether I supported this. Same-sex couples going to proms together yes, but traditionally dressed as 2 boys or 2 girls. In my mind, one of them dressing as the opposite sex reinforces false notions by straights of how our gay & lesbian relationships work.

    But then I read the link (I tend to do things backwards; I usually read magazines from back to front, for instance), and my attitude changed. This student is a cross-dresser, probably all his nice evening wear is already strictly female. And I guess his date will be a female (not sure how she'll dress), so it's not like they're attending as a mock straight couple.

    Or maybe those considerations don't matter, anyway. Sometimes for all my liberality I catch myself with 1 foot still in the past, and it takes me a few minutes to catch up with the rest of the GLBT community.
  • outkast1728

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    May 03, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    Okay I can understand how people can make a big deal out of students wanting to bring same-sex dates to their prom, but this is just ridiculous!

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    May 03, 2010 5:52 PM GMT
    good for him
  • Mako_Shark

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    May 03, 2010 6:15 PM GMT
    Its funny how society lets something like the type of fabric that covers our bodies determine what's socially acceptable or not. We were all born naked, and humankind spent the first thousand years in unisex bearskin clothing icon_smile.gif
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    May 03, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    soulman1969 saidHe better show up looking fierce, and not just a boy in a dress!

    icon_lol.gif yes, he has a gay standard to live up to.
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    May 03, 2010 7:05 PM GMT
    outkast1728 saidOkay I can understand how people can make a big deal out of students wanting to bring same-sex dates to their prom...

    You can???
  • Timbales

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    May 03, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    I wonder if he's going strapless.
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    May 03, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    If nothing else, it surely provided some great laughs for the dance attendees.

    Someone wants to cross-dress, who cares? There are worse things in The World.