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    LOS ANGELES 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.

    A few days earlier, he gave a speech that won over some cynics and led to an ovation and his unlikely victory.

    "At one time, prom may have been a big popularity contest where the best-looking guy or girl were crowned king and queen. Things have changed and it's no longer just about who has the most friends or who wears the coolest clothes," Garcia told a gymnasium full of seniors. "I'm not your typical prom queen candidate. There's more to me than meets the eye."

    Garcia assured the crowd he wouldn't wear a dress on prom night.

    "I will be wearing a suit," he said. "But don't be fooled, deep down I am a queen."

    The school, which sits at the end of the rows of chic shops on Melrose Avenue and was once attended by members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has long been a haven for students who would be considered outcasts at many schools.

    Garcia said he saw fliers advertising the prom and the election, and they didn't specify that the queen must be a girl. He thought the role would suit him better than prom king.

    "I don't wish to be a girl," he told the Los Angeles Times. said. "I just wish to be myself."

    Senior class president Vanessa Lo said she and many other students were initially against the idea but were won over by Garcia's speech and became convinced he wasn't just an attention-seeking clown.

    "It just goes to show how open-minded our class is," Lo said.

    Seventeen-year-old Unique Payne called the speech "great" and said she voted for Garcia "because I support the gay community."

    Other students weren't as happy, and suggested many voted for Garcia just to see the spectacle of two boys dancing together at the prom.

    "I'm not really happy about that," said 17-year-old Juan Espinoza. "He should've run for prom king."


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    Nice to hear you won andy.

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    were you 2nd hoopymo ?

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    Nah because i'm not gay.

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    oh a you manage to sneek in ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopymo View Post
    Nice to hear you won andy.
    Good to see your not too gutted about finishing second

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoopymo View Post
    Nah because i'm not gay.
    my bumhole begs to differ
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    Awww, bless.

    He's here, he's queer and now he's a queen too! ^___^

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    id bum him like

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    D:










    ok so would i

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    Fucking sucks for the Prom King.

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    Maybe Prom King was some butch lesbian...

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    What happen if the prom Queen is a gay guy and the prom King is a straight guy.

    Isn't the prom King usually like the quarterback of the school team. He'd be raging if he had to kiss the prom queen and take her up to "look out point" to get to third base, which would be sucking him off.

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    the prom king had to dance with him hahaha

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    His da will be so proud.
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    I'm all for equal rights, and for gays to not feel excluded. But it's fucking daft running for Prom Queen. Gay or not, your still a dude, and thus should run for Prom King.


    If I was a gay, I'd be deeply offended by this.


    but I'm not...





    So I'll just laugh a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoopingVulture View Post
    What happen if the prom Queen is a gay guy and the prom King is a straight guy.

    Isn't the prom King usually like the quarterback of the school team. He'd be raging if he had to kiss the prom queen and take her up to "look out point" to get to third base, which would be sucking him off.
    Yea, except for our school... where everyone treated it as a joke and this really nerdy Asian kid who was like #2 in our class of over 600 people ended up winning.

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