It’s something you would see on TV – perhaps on a recent episode of Glee where character Kurt Hummel was crowned prom queen of William McKinley High School.
It’s happened in Virginia at Blacksburg High School with senior student Jake Boyer.
Boyer came out publicly to his friends at the school this year and with their advice entered the running into the prom court – specifically for the title of queen. At the dance, he showed up wearing a Lady Gaga-inspired outfit.
He called his run for prom queen a social experiment gone right. “More than anything, this experiment just gave me hope for the future,” he told WDBJ. “Like, oh my gosh, this little town in the middle of Virginia is able to be this open.”
What are your thoughts? Should a gay man be allowed to run for prom queen?