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W&M crowns first transgendered homecoming queen
Daily Press ^ | October 24, 2009 | MELINDA WALDROP

Posted on 10/24/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT by csvset

WILLIAMSBURG

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailypress.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Society
KEYWORDS: genderiddisorder; homecomingqueer; homosexualagenda; ick; leftismoncampus; taylorreveley; wandm; williamandmary; williammary; wtf
Damn. Another local school, traditionally black Hampton University, was in the news when a white homecoming queen was chosen.

I feel for any gal that ran and lost to an it.

1 posted on 10/24/2009 4:00:40 PM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

...if I were an Alumn of W&M I’d never give them another cent.


2 posted on 10/24/2009 4:02:22 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: csvset

They need to replace that ampersand with “is.”


3 posted on 10/24/2009 4:04:21 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: csvset

she/he? whatever...

4 posted on 10/24/2009 4:05:43 PM PDT by steveo (Two Thousand Ten - Never Again)
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To: csvset
"Vasold identifies as "gender-queer," a catch-all term for those who identify with something other than traditional male or female gender roles. "

You know, there just ISN'T another gender role. Sorry. Boy or Girl. That's it. Pick something. eesh.

Rebel without a clue.

5 posted on 10/24/2009 4:06:40 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: STONEWALLS
...if I were an Alumn of W&M I’d never give them another cent.

I would ask for a refund if I had ever given them any money.
6 posted on 10/24/2009 4:07:27 PM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: csvset

This is insane.


7 posted on 10/24/2009 4:07:48 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: csvset
...who prefers gender neutral pronouns – "ze" instead of he or she and "zir" instead of him or her.

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

8 posted on 10/24/2009 4:11:27 PM PDT by ninergold3 ("Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?" -Mark Lowry)
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William & Larry?


9 posted on 10/24/2009 4:11:34 PM PDT by TruthBeforeAll (To liberals if something is a complete and utter disaster, it's because there's not enough of it.)
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To: csvset

How low this country has sunk. God, we need your help!!!


10 posted on 10/24/2009 4:12:01 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: csvset

If anyone needs me, I’m out standing in my garage. On this day and occasion, I identify as a 1953 Studebaker.


11 posted on 10/24/2009 4:12:14 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: csvset

Homecoming queen? I think there was something lost in translation?


12 posted on 10/24/2009 4:13:28 PM PDT by dangus (Nah, I'm not really Jim Thompson, but I play him on FR.)
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To: trisham

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
Grandchildren.


13 posted on 10/24/2009 4:14:10 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
It's almost incomprehensible.
14 posted on 10/24/2009 4:17:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: csvset
This is a good idea if they crown one person as the king and queen. Think of all the money thy can save and they will not pollute with that nasty CO2 stuff.
15 posted on 10/24/2009 4:43:55 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: csvset

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.


16 posted on 10/24/2009 4:46:43 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The liberation of the Old Dominion is nigh...)
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To: Venturer

“It’s a sad, sick world we are leaving our kids and
Grandchildren.”
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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.


17 posted on 10/24/2009 4:50:28 PM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: csvset
prom thing...
18 posted on 10/24/2009 5:13:43 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: Chode
In other prom news, there's this:

From the Ads Of the World website.

Belle of the Butterball

19 posted on 10/24/2009 5:23:47 PM PDT by csvset
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To: ninergold3
How stupid to be making up words to avoid using the proper choice.

Communist rules: Control the language and you control the debate and the history of the people. This IT is a useful idiot.

20 posted on 10/24/2009 5:31:48 PM PDT by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: ninergold3

How about queer?


21 posted on 10/24/2009 5:34:20 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: csvset

William & Mary's Homecoming Queen

22 posted on 10/24/2009 5:38:16 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: csvset

“transgender homecoming queen,”

Stupidity and perversion mixed together.


23 posted on 10/24/2009 5:40:04 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered)
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To: csvset

Our country is doomed.


24 posted on 10/24/2009 5:42:47 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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Pingout tomorrow.


25 posted on 10/24/2009 5:45:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: word_warrior_bob

It’s going to make one hell of a second lieutenant.


26 posted on 10/24/2009 5:47:14 PM PDT by gatorhead
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To: word_warrior_bob

Eyew....and it didn’t even brush its hair for the occasion.

Aren’t homecoming queens supposed to dress up and look PRETTY at least?


27 posted on 10/24/2009 5:48:19 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: word_warrior_bob
I curse you sir!

This Thread Is Worse With Pics!

28 posted on 10/24/2009 5:55:01 PM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset

Not to mention what we would assume is the “KING” standing next to the Queen.

Here’s your Homecoming King, all 5 foot 3 of rippling manliness and questionable heterosexuality, and your Queen, a guy named Jesse in drag.

Need any more proof are schools are nothing but brainwashing hot houses?


29 posted on 10/24/2009 6:01:18 PM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: word_warrior_bob

JEEZ!!! I realize it’s Halloween and all... scary.


30 posted on 10/24/2009 6:21:58 PM PDT by ronniesgal (is it still okay to say 'spooky' this Halloween, or is that racist now?)
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To: Snurple
Our country is doomed.

Sure is. If this is the new normal, as it evidently is or is becoming, then the country deserves whatever doom befalls it.

31 posted on 10/24/2009 6:28:54 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: csvset
ok, ads of the world was one thing, but that rescuing food, that was just wrong...
32 posted on 10/24/2009 7:46:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: mountainlion

In fact, isn’t it discriminatory and perpetuating gender norms by having a king and queen in the first place????? Geez...........what is this world coming to?


33 posted on 10/24/2009 9:45:12 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: left that other site

And now this event will be placed in the “gay” rights history book as he/she/it will be the first trans-whatever winner of homecoming queen honors.

As we know, the goals are to break down every conceivable barrier that exists, and if anyone protests, they are the ones who are being extremist and intolerant and bigoted and all that.

The leftists have conditioned critical numbers of people to be afraid to say anything against increasingly bizarre behavior that takes place.


34 posted on 10/24/2009 9:48:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: csvset; STONEWALLS

>>>...if I were an Alumn of W&M I’d never give them another cent.

I’m guessing most of the votes were the modern equivalent of what my high school class did when we voted our colors would be purple, and purple. Seemed funny at the time seeing the faces of disapproval the teachers made. And it cost us nothing since who gave a darn about school colors.


35 posted on 10/24/2009 10:36:07 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“And now this event will be placed in the “gay” rights history book as he/she/it will be the first trans-whatever winner of homecoming queen honors.”

And God help you if you don’t approve!


36 posted on 10/25/2009 5:48:25 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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