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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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    oh lordy...here we go! I'm going to get some popcorn!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    I would have refused the dance...
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    Wow. What's next, gay marriage.
    I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    Wow. What's next, gay marriage.
    We have it in Iowa now. Lots of money has poured in to the state from gays coming here to marry. I don't have a problem with it at all. If it's going to boost my states economy and make me have to shell out less money to get things done in my state, It's a win-win. They get to be married; I get more money in my poket.

    As it relates to the story, I find it odd. But, the students voted for him. He won fair & square. What's truly sad though, is that these kids are less judgemental and more open minded than, supposedly, more learned/life experience adults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Seventeen-year-old Unique Payne called the speech "great".....

    Ummm, Unique Payne???

    Seriously, what were her parents thinking???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Ventura View Post
    Ummm, Unique Payne???

    Seriously, what were her parents thinking???
    i believe that's called foreshadowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Ventura View Post
    Ummm, Unique Payne???

    Seriously, what were her parents thinking???
    That's nothing, the office my wife works in just hired a new trainee for the file room, his name is Genesis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    That's nothing, the office my wife works in just hired a new trainee for the file room, his name is Genesis.
    I'm thinking these parents are leftovers from the acid/hippie generation. I mean, my parents are ex-hippies but at least I have a "normal" name. I'm just thankful I didn't end up being named "Starchild" or some shit like that...
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    Don't really know how to say it in a "politically correct" or racially sensitive manner so I'm not going to try so deal with it if it I don't say it right...here goes:

    I've met a bunch of black folks, usually the "inner city" folks, who are giving their kids really unusual, really strange names.

    The latest one was a lady who named her daughter Le-A. How do you pronounce that? lehdasha. Yep. Lehdasha. But she spells it in license plate/chatspeak. Le-A. nice. real classy.

    There was a bunch of folks that shopped at Aarons who had the craziest names...LeQuefton, Shelaylay, an on and on and on. Some of them were boys names with an "aynay" at the end to make it work for a girl.

    Whatever...different strokes and all that jazz....and since so many of those kids end up living in the same communities, among the same people, doing the same things as their parents, it never really does affect them.

    However, there's a chemical engineer in my firm right now who has one of those names. She doesn't use it. She goes by a completely different name, she hates it, I don't blame her.
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    lol
    If I ever have a daughter I'll name her wruffaynay or wrufftiqua just to piss you off b.
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    Shenaynay is a common one as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    Don't really know how to say it in a "politically correct" or racially sensitive manner so I'm not going to try so deal with it if it I don't say it right...here goes:

    I've met a bunch of black folks, usually the "inner city" folks, who are giving their kids really unusual, really strange names.

    The latest one was a lady who named her daughter Le-A. How do you pronounce that? lehdasha. Yep. Lehdasha. But she spells it in license plate/chatspeak. Le-A. nice. real classy.

    There was a bunch of folks that shopped at Aarons who had the craziest names...LeQuefton, Shelaylay, an on and on and on. Some of them were boys names with an "aynay" at the end to make it work for a girl.

    Whatever...different strokes and all that jazz....and since so many of those kids end up living in the same communities, among the same people, doing the same things as their parents, it never really does affect them.

    However, there's a chemical engineer in my firm right now who has one of those names. She doesn't use it. She goes by a completely different name, she hates it, I don't blame her.
    Yeah, when Gina told me this kid's name, she could already see the question forming in my mind....she says he's as white as mayo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace Ventura View Post
    Ummm, Unique Payne???

    Seriously, what were her parents thinking???
    "shoe money for my twin daughters, Monique and Unique..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    Don't really know how to say it in a "politically correct" or racially sensitive manner so I'm not going to try so deal with it if it I don't say it right...here goes:

    I've met a bunch of black folks, usually the "inner city" folks, who are giving their kids really unusual, really strange names.

    The latest one was a lady who named her daughter Le-A. How do you pronounce that? lehdasha. Yep. Lehdasha. But she spells it in license plate/chatspeak. Le-A. nice. real classy.

    There was a bunch of folks that shopped at Aarons who had the craziest names...LeQuefton, Shelaylay, an on and on and on. Some of them were boys names with an "aynay" at the end to make it work for a girl.

    Whatever...different strokes and all that jazz....and since so many of those kids end up living in the same communities, among the same people, doing the same things as their parents, it never really does affect them.

    However, there's a chemical engineer in my firm right now who has one of those names. She doesn't use it. She goes by a completely different name, she hates it, I don't blame her.
    chick i know named her daughter Destiney. i don't think the misspelling was intentional.
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