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Opinion: Gender equality for Prom Queen and King!

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Around the United States, high schools are having a big discussions about crowning the same sex king and queen for prom. There are mixed feeling about it.

Florida was the first to crown the same sex prom king and queen. And a same sex couple in Hernando, Mississippi started a petition to be prom king and queen.  But, other people believe that is not right. Like in California, high school has rejected two female students’ plea to be eligible for prom king and queen, despite the fact that the couple was nominated by their peers. In Texas a gay teenage was denied to be prom queen because he is a boy. 

Many people have put their opinions on this topic of kings and queens gender role.

“I believe that any gender can run for king or queen it is their rights to be a candidate, however i feel like Morton would not approve of this decision to avoid conflicts among parents and staff,” senior Diana Gallegos said.

any other students do not mind who runs for who for king or queen in prom.

“I don’t care who runs for king or queen if a guy wants to run for queen let him it is not important to me,” senior Giovanni Davalos

Other students do believe that a man should run for only king and a girl should run for queen.

“It only makes sense that a girl runs for queen and a guy should run for king why would a guy would want to run for queen that has never happen before and it shouldn’t now,”  Ramona Martinez said.

 

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4 Responses to “Opinion: Gender equality for Prom Queen and King!”

  1. Juliana Pereyda on October 31st, 2018 11:36 am

    The fact that the school denied the boy an opportunity of being prom queen just because he is a boy is unacceptable and cruel. Iths the 21’s century, which means its time for a change. if boys want to do things that girls do then they shoud’nt be denied that, and if girls want to do things that boys do, then let them becasue this is America and it is a free country

  2. Cesar Miramontes on November 2nd, 2018 9:15 am

    Might as well just name it “Prom Leaders” instead of prom queen or king to have actual gender equality. No point in keeping gender specific titles if they’re not going to be accurate. Might as well go another step since we’re already here and name everyone “Prom Leader”.

  3. Cesar Miramontes on November 2nd, 2018 9:18 am

    how do i comment

  4. Avigail Bailon on November 7th, 2018 8:00 pm

    I believe that gender neutrality and acceptance should be widely taught. Today, we see many students struggling to be accepted when they are non-binary, trans, or genderqueer. With our generation and the rising one, I feel that we will make strides towards eliminating such gender conforming roles, and coming to realize that acceptance and tolerance make the world a better. Being able to be who you want to be, it’s an alleviating moment that takes the brave few to come to terms with by realizing who they are. School systems are filled with old, cis, heterosexual males who we need to educate to be well-rounded of the LGBTQ+ community. Now is important for others to learn and come to terms with reality, life is bigger than whatever minimalistic believes surround those with a simple, two-tracked mind.

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Opinion: Gender equality for Prom Queen and King!