Skip to comments.W&M crowns first transgendered homecoming queen
Posted on 10/24/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT by csvset
History was made without fanfare on Saturday.
Jessee Vasold, William and Mary's first transgender homecoming queen, took the field at halftime of the Tribe's game against James Madison wearing a red shirt, black pants and a small silver lip ring to applause and not much other notice.
Vasold, a junior, and the other members of the homecoming court were introduced to the crowd, posed for pictures, and walked off the field.
"I knew I was nominated, but I was just surprised, because there were a lot of other really good candidates on the ballot," Vasold said. "I know all of the other girls, and they're wonderful people, really friendly. So I was surprised."
Vasold identifies as "gender-queer," a catch-all term for those who identify with something other than traditional male or female gender roles.
"Normally, it really just depends on the day, how I dress," said Vasold, who prefers gender neutral pronouns "ze" instead of he or she and "zir" instead of him or her. "I don't identify as a woman. It really just depends on the day and the occasion."
Vasold said family members were in town for homecoming, and while they have been "generally" supportive, some were unsure about Vasold's decision to accept the homecoming title.
"They're a little hesitant about this, but they realize that it's my choice to accept," Vasold said.
William and Mary president Taylor Reveley had no problem with Vasold's selection, made in nominations and voting by students.
"I knew Jessee before," he said. "(It's) a little more publicity than normal for a homecoming queen, but it's just fine."
Students were asked to describe how their nominees exemplified school pride, junior class president Mike Tsidulko told The Flat Hat, William and Mary's student newspaper.
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I feel for any gal that ran and lost to an it.
...if I were an Alumn of W&M I’d never give them another cent.
They need to replace that ampersand with “is.”
You know, there just ISN'T another gender role. Sorry. Boy or Girl. That's it. Pick something. eesh.
Rebel without a clue.
This is insane.
ICK! How stupid to be making up words to avoid using the proper choice. What is the proper choice? I prefer the gender neutral pronoun IT
William & Larry?
How low this country has sunk. God, we need your help!!!
If anyone needs me, I’m out standing in my garage. On this day and occasion, I identify as a 1953 Studebaker.
Homecoming queen? I think there was something lost in translation?
So, tell me. Who is the sick one.
The “it” who won the prize or those that elected it.
The one wearing the lip ring or those who sat there and did and said nothing.
It’s a sad, sick world we are leaving our kids and
The long-dead alumni of W&M, among whose ranks are many of the nation’s founding fathers, must be spinning at 500K RPM in their graves right now.
“Its a sad, sick world we are leaving our kids and
Yes, but it seems that the “children” arent too unhappy with it- they overwhelmingly voted for the Usurper, these colege kids are the ones voting for The Thing as homecoming queen, they are indoctrinated socialists, they are for gay rights, for abortion, for statism, and they seem determined to go off in that direction.
I dont see any campus protests against The Establishment like there were in the 60s- they are along for the ride. It is their future and they will regret the choices they are making.
Maybe THEIR generation will rebel but that’s a longshot.
Communist rules: Control the language and you control the debate and the history of the people. This IT is a useful idiot.
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