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Prom offers gays night out
St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7/11/05 | Trisha L. Howard

Posted on 07/11/2005 5:41:38 PM PDT by Crackingham

Tim Hart and James Lasadose skipped their senior proms this spring because they couldn't take each other. They made up for the missed experience Saturday night at "Out in the City," St. Louis' first prom for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people and their straight friends. Hart and Lasadose, both 18, wore matching Renaissance-style black shirts and buttons declaring, "I am loved."

"My favorite part was just actually being able to be with my boyfriend," Hart said later. "Not all the time can you be in a large room with a lot of people, and be with the person you want to be with. We got to hold hands without looking over our shoulders."

More than 150 young people from Missouri and Illinois turned out for Saturday's event, held at City Museum. They came in shorts, jeans, tuxedos, miniskirts, floor-length gowns. They posed for prom pictures, sat at tables bedecked with purple and silver stars, sipped faux cocktails, shared a "gender-free" restroom. They danced in groups, or in pairs. And they reveled in a common refrain: It feels good to be me.

Tiffany "Tip" Franklin, 21, had attended her own senior prom by herself, clad in jeans and a T-shirt "so I wouldn't stand out too much."

On Saturday night, she wore what made her comfortable: a dark dress shirt and pants, a tie, a gold chain. Her girlfriend of six months wore a sleek black dress.

"I get a chance to dress like myself," Franklin said.

In a 2003 survey, more than a third of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people said they would be uncomfortable attending a school dance with a same-sex date, according to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: aidscarriers; akacirclejerk; deviance; flaming; homosexualagenda; perverts; sodomites
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1 posted on 07/11/2005 5:41:38 PM PDT by Crackingham
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To: William Creel

"I get a chance to dress like myself," Franklin said.

Hmmm, you mean he doesn't dress like himself every day???

I guess the good news is that there were only 150 of them for a two state area.


3 posted on 07/11/2005 5:44:32 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Crackingham
shared a "gender-free" restroom.

OH, I'll bet that was fun.

4 posted on 07/11/2005 5:48:40 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I am saying that the government's complicity is dishonest and disingenuous." ~NCSteve)
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To: Crackingham
Hart and Lasadose, both 18, wore matching Renaissance-style black shirts and buttons declaring, "I am loved."

Doesn't it just sound fabulous?

5 posted on 07/11/2005 5:48:48 PM PDT by SittinYonder (America is the Last Beach)
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To: Crackingham
From the caption for the picture that accompnies the article:

Scott Whipple, 23, of Granite City, and Scott Hopke, 21, of South Roxana, are two of the first to hit the dance floor Saturday at a prom at City Museum.

Now, I have assumed that this is a "high school" prom, the article does not specify. But my comment would be:

What kind of a 23 year old attends a high school prom?

6 posted on 07/11/2005 5:50:04 PM PDT by Michael.SF. ("Rommel, you magnificent son of bitch.....I READ YOUR BOOK!! - Gen. Patton)
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7 posted on 07/11/2005 5:52:28 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred")
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....and transgender young people...

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What is it with that stupid term?! I have no idea what grammar has to do with perversion. Is this supposed to refer transvestites?


8 posted on 07/11/2005 5:52:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: Michael.SF.
What kind of a 23 year old attends a high school prom?

Star linebacker?

9 posted on 07/11/2005 5:53:04 PM PDT by Melas (Lives in state of disbelief)
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To: Michael.SF.

Sorry, I refuse to follow the link to read the story, so could you please tell me who sponsored this nonsense.


10 posted on 07/11/2005 5:53:51 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: Bigg Red

sounds like the city of St. Louis. I can't read it very well, I have my haNDS OVER MY EYES...


11 posted on 07/11/2005 5:54:46 PM PDT by bitt ('We will all soon reap what the ignorant are now sowing.' Victor Davis Hanson)
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To: Crackingham

Frankly, I don't care what these young people did or do, if it 's not in my face. At one of the proms at our local high school a group of wierdos crashed it, wearing tuxedo pants, suspenders and no shirts and then cut in on the couples dancing and danced with the male. This is much preferable. Let them be.


12 posted on 07/11/2005 5:58:46 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Crackingham

This would kill me if this was my kid. Just kill me.


13 posted on 07/11/2005 6:03:34 PM PDT by jocon307 (Can we close the border NOW?)
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To: Crackingham
Tim Hart and James Lasadose skipped their senior proms this spring because they couldn't take each other.

Yo PERVS! We can't take you losers either. Back into the closet with you!

14 posted on 07/11/2005 6:06:22 PM PDT by ikka
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To: Crackingham

Here's a twisted tune for that event: http://www.bobrivers.com/audiovault/tunes/tunes.asp?Var=B&Page=2

It's the first song listed.


15 posted on 07/11/2005 6:16:04 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: Melas
What kind of a 23 year old attends a high school prom?

Star linebacker?

More likely the star Tight End.

16 posted on 07/11/2005 6:18:36 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: Michael.SF.

Re. your tagline ... that was a great scene, but Rommel actually wrote "Infantry Tactics," about his WW1 experience, while Heinz Guderian wrote "Achtung Panzer!"


17 posted on 07/11/2005 6:21:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I am saying that the government's complicity is dishonest and disingenuous." ~NCSteve)
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To: Azzurri

Maybe the wide reciever?


18 posted on 07/11/2005 6:22:40 PM PDT by Melas (Lives in state of disbelief)
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To: SittinYonder
Doesn't it just sound fabulous?

HEY! You're from Georgia, for crying out loud....why didn't you say "precious" instead of "fabulous"?

19 posted on 07/11/2005 6:28:20 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Like a fool, I looked up from 'neath the tree as the bird chirped...Vogelspooren)
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To: All
Git 'er done!

20 posted on 07/11/2005 6:34:43 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Yo! Cowboy! I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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