Lesbian Student Wins Prom King At Chicago School

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Story by Ross Forman, courtesy Windy City Times:

Ola Wolan planned for her senior prom at Lane Tech High School all school year—because she wanted to wear a tuxedo, not a dress. She researched how much the tux rental fee would be ($100) and planned accordingly.

And as the school’s prom—held Saturday night, June 8, at the Hyatt-Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago—rapidly approached, the out lesbian opted to run for Prom King, not Prom Queen.

“Honestly, I don’t fit the gender stereotypes of a girl and I’m not trans[gender]; I know who I am and wouldn’t feel comfortable winning ‘Queen’ and then having to dance with a boy,” Wolan said. “So I just thought, why not break gender expectations and stereotypes and run for ‘King.'”

In fact, her initial plan was to run for King, while a gay male student was going to run for queen—and that plan was OK’d by the school, but he was not on the ballot at first.

Read the whole story here.

 

Read more http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/lane-tech-prom-king_n_3496723.html?utm_hp_ref=chicago

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