Park High School senior Uriel Gomez, a gay male, has been nominated for prom queen. But Park activities director says "No, don't do it."
Have we learned nothing from Horlick's day of silence? LGBT kids are getting bullied right here, right now by the patriarchal, intolerant administration at Park. If a boy wants to be a queen and his fellow students elect him queen, then so be it. Gender is just a social construct anyway, right?
Don't let them get away with this kids. Organize a march to district headquarters. Call the ACLU. How about some civil disobedience? A sit-in perhaps. Use your imagination kids, but don't be silent in the face of this discrimination.
Our current prom is exclusive, hierarchical, classist, elitist, racist, homophobic, conservative, intolerant, sexist, Eurocentric, you name it. Now is the time to change it! It is time to have a more inclusive prom court, with boy queens and girl kings and transgender, uh, keens and quings and multiple kings and queens for the bisexuals. But why stop there? We could have visiting king and queen courts to celebrate the diversity offered by our underdocumented students. How about a Green Queen? The possibilities are endless.
Go for it kids!