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#1 Posted by DEADPOOL (2703 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.fresnobee.com/384/story/43014.html

When school officials announce the name of the Fresno High School prom king on Saturday, Cinthia Covarrubias will be wearing a tuxedo just like the six boys vying for the honor.

School officials this week added the 17-year-old's name to the ballot for prom king, reversing a previous district protocol that allowed only males to run for king and females for prom queen.

Gay youth advocates called it a landmark victory for campus gender expression and said they believe it's the first time in the U.S. that an openly transgender student has run for prom royalty.

Covarrubias, who wears black-and-white Vans, baggy shorts and close-cropped brown hair, sometimes identifies herself as Tony. Her date, a close female friend, plans to wear a black dress and red corsage to the prom at an outdoor reception hall surrounded by man-made waterfalls.

"I would never have run for anything if I had to wear a dress," Covarrubias said.

She considers herself transgender, an umbrella term that covers all people whose outward appearance and internal identity don't match their gender at birth.

"My freshman year I just started feeling different," she said. "When I decided to change to be like this, all of a sudden I said, 'Wow, I feel OK. I feel like finally I'm being me.'"

She has no current plans, however, to permanently alter her gender through hormones or surgery.

A native of Jalisco, Mexico, Covarrubias said she has bucked rigid expectations of how a girl in her culture should behave. Explaining the meaning of terms like "queer" and "transgender" to her parents and eight siblings has at times been painful, she said.

Covarrubias said she was honored her classmates nominated her for prom king last Friday, but administrators quickly dampened her enthusiasm by saying she could only run for queen.

Tiffani Sanchez, a science teacher who advises the school's Gay-Straight Alliance, complained.

"Cinthia is still really learning who she is," she said. "We want her to know that there's a safe space for her here and we support her."

On Wednesday, school officials shifted course, saying the district's lawyers had recommended adding Covarrubias' name to the ballot to comply with a state law protecting students' ability to express their gender identity on campus.

"We always want to do the right thing by our students," Vice Principal Sheila Uriarte said. "This is why we came to this decision."

The law, passed in 2000, requires schools to protect students from discrimination on the basis of their sexuality, gender or "gender expression."

Gay and lesbian advocates say that means creating a comfortable environment for students like Covarrubias to cross-dress.

"It's really important for an individual student like Cinthia to be able to feel she has the same access to participate in this rite of passage," said Carolyn Laub, director of the Gay-Straight Alliance Network. "We are growing as a society to accept much more diversity in gender expression, and that's a positive thing."

Some students criticized the decision to put Covarrubias on the ballot.

"I like lesbians, but they shouldn't be allowed to run for king," said senior Erich Logan, 18, as he stood outside the stately high school building.

But Leanne Reyes, 16, said Covarrubias had her vote.

"It's not like the stereotype where the king has to be a jock and he's there with the cheerleaders anymore," said Reyes, a senior. "We live in a generation now where dudes are chicks and chicks are dudes."

Covarrubias is giddily looking forward to the prom, but acknowledged being a little nervous.

"I'm happy I actually made a difference about changing the law and the policy so you can run for your choice," Covarrubias said.

#2 Posted by reaperOnyx (1157 posts) - - Show Bio

There was no problem with this in the first place

#3 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (11652 posts) - - Show Bio

@reaperonyx: Did you really bump a 5 year old thread?

#4 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio
#5 Posted by GrandSymbiote94 (11652 posts) - - Show Bio
#6 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Edited by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Bumped a 5 year old thread just to say there isn't any problem with it... Nyahahahaha! Attention whoring on a whole new level!

#8 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

Bumped a 5 year old thread just to say there isn't any problem with it... Nyahahahaha! Attention whoring on a whole new level!

Don't know what about that is attention whoring but ok...

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#9 Edited by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro: What's the point of digging up and bumping an old thread just to say his/her opinion that really does not help in a discussion whatsoever if not to draw attention to oneself?

On a completely different topic... I thought you're a mod?

#10 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro: What's the point of digging up and bumping an old thread just to say his/her opinion that really does not help in a discussion whatsoever if not to draw attention to oneself?

On a completely different topic... I thought you're a mod?

#11 Posted by JediXMan (30266 posts) - - Show Bio

... wow. I don't think I was even a member back when this was made...

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#12 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:

... wow. I don't think I was even a member back when this was made...

Neither was I.

#13 Posted by FalconPuuunch (942 posts) - - Show Bio

The comments in this thread are really awkward.

#14 Posted by judasnixon (6463 posts) - - Show Bio

#15 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

@vance_astro: What's the point of digging up and bumping an old thread just to say his/her opinion that really does not help in a discussion whatsoever if not to draw attention to oneself?

On a completely different topic... I thought you're a mod?

1.I assume that the user in question was looking for threads of a certain topic. Maybe they just wanted to put their two cents in.

2.I am a mod.

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#16 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@vance_astro: Ok fair enough... And my bad, I was looking for the mod symbol below the avi. Nyahaha! Should have looked at the upper right part of the post instead.

#17 Posted by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

@vance_astro: Ok fair enough... And my bad, I was looking for the mod symbol below the avi. Nyahaha! Should have looked at the upper right part of the post instead.

Yea, we would actually like for our icons to go back under our avs. You can't really tell who is a mod anymore.

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#18 Posted by DeathpooltheT1000 (10211 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad said:

Bumped a 5 year old thread just to say there isn't any problem with it... Nyahahahaha! Attention whoring on a whole new level!

Don't know what about that is attention whoring but ok...

Get a camera and see how much sex you get, you will notice that you will get more sex from people that wants to be in a video and everybody online watch them.

Is a joke, but that dont change that many amateur porn, people see the camera and you notice they want people to look at them, i mean that is the whole point of facebook and sexsting.

Thie is what Encylopedya Drmatica has to say about this.

Most commonly found on the Internets, an Attention Whore is almost invariably a sixteen year old girl who desperately craves attention in any form. The majority of Attention Whores are completely insane and most still attend high school. Massive attention whores have Histrionic Personality Disorder. Some of them are 300 pound women who think they're cute by dumping crap on other people to massage their flat egos.

Types of Attention Whore

The canonical Attention Whore reference picture.Successful attention whore is successful.

While it is possible for Attention Whores to simply be classified as whores for public attention, they are generally divided into four, more specific attention whoring categories:

Comment whore

A variety of attention whore who uses a message board, forum, or journaling site for the express purpose of gathering the warm fuzzies generated by the insincere well-wishes of complete strangers who probably just TL;DR'd the post in the first place and are merely posting something ghey like ~HUGZ!~ or <3 because as their glazed eyes skimmed down to the next batch of quiz results or Evanescence lyrics, they just happened to catch the words "cutting myself" or "fat" or "welfare check".

#19 Edited by Vance Astro (91196 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000 said:

@vance_astro said:

@ssejllenrad said:

Bumped a 5 year old thread just to say there isn't any problem with it... Nyahahahaha! Attention whoring on a whole new level!

Don't know what about that is attention whoring but ok...

Get a camera and see how much sex you get, you will notice that you will get more sex from people that wants to be in a video and everybody online watch them.

Is a joke, but that dont change that many amateur porn, people see the camera and you notice they want people to look at them, i mean that is the whole point of facebook and sexsting.

Thie is what Encylopedya Drmatica has to say about this.

Most commonly found on the Internets, an Attention Whore is almost invariably a sixteen year old girl who desperately craves attention in any form. The majority of Attention Whores are completely insane and most still attend high school. Massive attention whores have Histrionic Personality Disorder. Some of them are 300 pound women who think they're cute by dumping crap on other people to massage their flat egos.

Types of Attention Whore

The canonical Attention Whore reference picture.Successful attention whore is successful.

While it is possible for Attention Whores to simply be classified as whores for public attention, they are generally divided into four, more specific attention whoring categories:

Comment whore

A variety of attention whore who uses a message board, forum, or journaling site for the express purpose of gathering the warm fuzzies generated by the insincere well-wishes of complete strangers who probably just TL;DR'd the post in the first place and are merely posting something ghey like ~HUGZ!~ or <3 because as their glazed eyes skimmed down to the next batch of quiz results or Evanescence lyrics, they just happened to catch the words "cutting myself" or "fat" or "welfare check".

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#20 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (17850 posts) - - Show Bio

I commented on an old thread once and got told off by G Man,I really wasn't looking for attention just posted on it for the sake of it really.

#21 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (10211 posts) - - Show Bio

@deathpoolthet1000 said:

@vance_astro said:

@ssejllenrad said:

Bumped a 5 year old thread just to say there isn't any problem with it... Nyahahahaha! Attention whoring on a whole new level!

Don't know what about that is attention whoring but ok...

Get a camera and see how much sex you get, you will notice that you will get more sex from people that wants to be in a video and everybody online watch them.

Is a joke, but that dont change that many amateur porn, people see the camera and you notice they want people to look at them, i mean that is the whole point of facebook and sexsting.

Thie is what Encylopedya Drmatica has to say about this.

Most commonly found on the Internets, an Attention Whore is almost invariably a sixteen year old girl who desperately craves attention in any form. The majority of Attention Whores are completely insane and most still attend high school. Massive attention whores have Histrionic Personality Disorder. Some of them are 300 pound women who think they're cute by dumping crap on other people to massage their flat egos.

Types of Attention Whore

The canonical Attention Whore reference picture.Successful attention whore is successful.

While it is possible for Attention Whores to simply be classified as whores for public attention, they are generally divided into four, more specific attention whoring categories:

Comment whore

A variety of attention whore who uses a message board, forum, or journaling site for the express purpose of gathering the warm fuzzies generated by the insincere well-wishes of complete strangers who probably just TL;DR'd the post in the first place and are merely posting something ghey like ~HUGZ!~ or <3 because as their glazed eyes skimmed down to the next batch of quiz results or Evanescence lyrics, they just happened to catch the words "cutting myself" or "fat" or "welfare check".

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