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Transgender Red Lion High student denied chance at prom king
http://www.yorkdispatch.com ^ | 4/24/13 | Andrew Shaw

Posted on 04/24/2013 7:24:56 PM PDT by BBell

I've always known I was different. I knew I wasn't like the other kids."

That was Sierra Stambaugh's realization growing up in Red Lion Area School District. About three years ago, she came to another realization, one that explained the nagging feeling.

"It was that I identified as a male," Sierra said of being transgender.

Sierra cut her hair short, and her mom bought her men's pants. She changed her name to Issak Wolfe and has used it ever since, with full parental support.

Issak Wolfe is a Red Lion Area Senior High School senior now.

After an initial period when some people were confused and a few teachers "gave me negative feedback," he said most of his teachers and all his friends now call him Issak, and he's had a generally positive experience being a transgender student in a rural high school. He hasn't undergone surgery yet to complete the transformation, but plans on doing so soon.

That positive experience, he said, took a turn late last week.

With his friends around him last Wednesday in the cafeteria ready to vote, they realized his name was on the ballot, but on the wrong side.

Issak was listed as Sierra Wolfe, prom queen candidate.

"For a transgendered person, it is degrading to have that, and I wasn't even warned," 18-year-old Issak said.

Administrators weren't in the office, so Issak said he spoke with a guidance counselor and other staff. That's when he was told principal Mark Shue had decided to switch Issak to Sierra and list him on the prom queen side.

Later last week, according to Issak and his father, William Stambaugh, Shue explained his decision, telling them it was

based on tradition and he wasn't comfortable putting Issak on the boys' side of the list.

"(Shue) said the king was always a male and the queen was always a female. And he feels that's the way it should be," William Stambaugh said.

Stambaugh said the district has generally been supportive of his son, and the family's frustration is about this specific incident.

Stambaugh said he understands Shue is trying to do his job as an administrator, but "I wish he made a more progressive decision."

Issak's prom ordeal became a much-shared story on Facebook over the weekend; a post about it on Facebook.com/MyGayDay, a page dedicated to issues in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, has more than 3,000 likes.

Shue did not return calls seeking comment.

Red Lion Superintendent Scott Deisley, in a written statement on behalf of Shue and the district, declined to comment Tuesday morning, stating it would be best for the safety and well-being of Red Lion students to "respect our privacy in this matter."

Wants apology: Prom court voting is over now, with prom set for Saturday.

Issak said he has no ill will toward Shue or the district, and just wants an apology for the embarrassment and for missing out on the possibility of getting on prom court on his own terms. He's contacted the American Civil Liberties Union as well. Since the votes have already been taken, he's hoping to help prevent his situation from happening to another transgendered student at another school.

"I would like an apology, at a minimum," Issak said. "I wasn't given a fair opportunity. I mean, if I don't win, I don't win ... but I'm not a queen."

He quickly pointed out he's had nothing but positive interactions with Shue up to this point.

"I just think he made a very, very bad decision," Issak said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: academicbias; aclu; crossdresser; cultureofcorruption; dragking; homosexualagenda; issakwolfe; penisenvy; redlionhs; redlionpa; sexchange; sexpositiveagenda; sierrastambaugh; sierrawolfe; sourcetitlenoturl; teens; teensex; transgender
Maybe the school should change it's name to Pink Lion High School.

Why do these attention whores always seem to want everyone to notice them and then claim how normal they are?

Why do these papers always refer to the she as a he when it is clearly a she.

1 posted on 04/24/2013 7:24:56 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell
Prom THING!!!
2 posted on 04/24/2013 7:27:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BBell
The deviants like to portray heterosexuals as bullies, but reality is the other way around.
3 posted on 04/24/2013 7:27:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: BBell

- “It was that I identified as a male,” Sierra said of being transgender. -

You should have quickly identified yourself as a patient at a psychiatric ward. You have a mental disorder.

- She changed her name to Issak Wolfe and has used it ever since, with full parental support. -

The parents are abusing their child.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 7:28:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: BBell

I’ll bet “he” can’t write “his” name in the snow.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 7:30:37 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: BBell
So wouldn't this be FORCING the Prom Queen to enter into a same-sex relationship (if just for photos and maybe a staged kiss)?

So much for freedom of choice.

6 posted on 04/24/2013 7:31:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BBell

So what if a gay guy opposed him/her/it?


7 posted on 04/24/2013 7:31:52 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: BBell

Waaaah Waaaah Waaaah! I want a pee-pee!

*Sheeesh* Enough already.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 7:32:25 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: BBell
He hasn't undergone surgery yet to complete the transformation, but plans on doing so soon.

Let me know when he isn't shooting blanks. Oh wait, she just means cosmetic surgery to alter appearances. Maybe she'll become a pregnant male before she enters menopause.

9 posted on 04/24/2013 7:33:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BBell
On an otherwise ordinary day, Brandon McInerney came to school with a loaded handgun. During computer lab, the fourteen-year-old middle-school student moved to the back of the classroom, pulled out his pistol, and fired two bullets into the head of fifteen-year-old Lawrence King. The faculty and administrators of the E.O.Green Junior High School expressed their shock and dismay. How could such a thing have happened? Prosecutors labeled Larry’s murder a hate crime. Gay activists demanded that schools be made much more “gay friendly.”

Larry’s murder appeared to be a simple two-person crime drama: Larry’s friends cast Larry in the role of a tender-hearted innocent; Larry’s killer was typecast as a homophobic primitive...

read more here On the Killing of Larry King
10 posted on 04/24/2013 7:34:11 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: BBell; Revolting cat!
With his friends around him last Wednesday in the cafeteria ready to vote, they realized his name was on the ballot, but on the wrong side.

Issak was listed as Sierra Wolfe, prom queen candidate.

"For a transgendered person, it is degrading to have that, and I wasn't even warned," 18-year-old Issak said.

Sounds like she's a misogynist. What's so wrong with being a woman???

11 posted on 04/24/2013 7:36:10 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BBell
"It was that I identified as a male," Sierra said

Look at me, look at me!

Sorry Sierra, not with your clothes off.

12 posted on 04/24/2013 7:37:19 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: BBell; Revolting cat!; GeronL
"I would like an apology, at a minimum," Issak said. "I wasn't given a fair opportunity. I mean, if I don't win, I don't win ... but I'm not a queen."

"...not that there's anything wrong with that!"

13 posted on 04/24/2013 7:38:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BBell
Why do these papers always refer to the she as a he when it is clearly a she.

Pink journalistas in the newsrooms pushing the lavender mafia agenda.

14 posted on 04/24/2013 7:39:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BBell

I have a feeling that I have fallen into some sort of a rabbit hole. Where is the Mad Hatter?


15 posted on 04/24/2013 7:47:08 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

16 posted on 04/24/2013 7:49:13 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: BBell

Has it legally changed her name? Does his SSI crazy money come in his name or her name? God knows he/she/it is Bat Crap crazy.

Notice that the things father has a different last name.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 7:52:03 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: BBell
So 'transgendered' that she even changed her last name when she started dressing up like a boy.

Everyone egging on her mental disorder too. That's nice of them.

18 posted on 04/24/2013 7:59:30 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: BBell

How about this, end school-sanctioned social events like the prom and make He/She real popular with the kids.

At least the freaks can have their own prom, but that would detract from their attention whore status.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 8:02:00 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BBell

Life has changed!

In the early sixties, I used to join my college roommate to his parents multi-thousand acre fox hunting farm, outside of Red Lion, PA. Happy race retired horses all around, as well as 30 penned male fox hounds, and another 30 females in an adjacent pen, all awaiting for their turn to feed at the common 20 foot food trough.

All awaiting the Too-to-toot of the fox horn on Saturday morning!

(Remember one evening when a hound didn’t return to homebase, and roommate and I took a foxhorn around the property, signaling in a Jeep, until we heard his distant baying! Good times!!!)

Who would ever know that this heavily Amish area of rural Pennsylvania would ever be involved in transgender politics!

Geez, I’m getting old.


20 posted on 04/24/2013 8:02:43 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Slump Tester
I’ll bet “he” can’t write “his” name in the snow.

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.

21 posted on 04/24/2013 8:03:19 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

” “(Shue) said the king was always a male and the queen was always a female. And he feels that’s the way it should be,” William Stambaugh said.”

Filthy hetero-centric establishment pig! /major sarc

“Stambaugh said he understands Shue is trying to do his job as an administrator, but “I wish he made a more progressive decision.”

Translation: I’m mad I didn’t get things exactly the way I wanted, and wasn’t put above everyone else’s sensibilities.

“Issak’s prom ordeal became a much-shared story on Facebook over the weekend”

Oh yes, it is such an *ordeal* to be on the prom list.

“Issak said he has no ill will toward Shue or the district,...He’s contacted the American Civil Liberties Union as well.”.

Translation: GIMME SOME MONEY!!!

What a spoiled, self-indulgent child. Stop expecting the world to stop and cower before your every demand.


22 posted on 04/24/2013 8:09:03 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: BBell
Kids in high school are always going to vote for the freak. As a joke! Hello? I'm pretty sure me and my high school friends would have, and we would have been absolutely rolling on the floor laughing if the freak actually won. It's just the way high school kids - - especially boys - - are.

I guess the tragic part is that the freak either doesn't know or doesn't care that he/she/it is the object of derision and scorn.
A laughingstock. A clown.

23 posted on 04/24/2013 8:09:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: BBell

Good for them!

No mentally unbalanced student should be allowed to run for any class-leadership post.


24 posted on 04/24/2013 8:09:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: BBell

Don’t they have a prom joker? She could do that.


25 posted on 04/24/2013 8:11:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: BBell

“After an initial period when some people were confused and a few teachers “gave me negative feedback,”

SOME people were confused? How about Sierra/Isaak was confused and everyone else had to deal with it.


26 posted on 04/24/2013 8:19:01 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: a fool in paradise

there is no such thing as “transgender” and schools should be banned from having anything to do with sex


27 posted on 04/24/2013 8:42:12 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: a fool in paradise

Plans on having surgery soon....

How many parents worry their kid is going to get a tattoo or piercings they later regret? These parents encourage surgery to change gender!


28 posted on 04/24/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

HER parents are absolute loser failures.
Instead of raising her correctly they encouraged and catered to her whims and disorder.


29 posted on 04/24/2013 8:53:15 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Slump Tester

Well, in all fairness, it would take a pretty full bladder to write my 7 lettered first and 9 lettered last in one “standing”.


30 posted on 04/24/2013 9:20:17 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Chode
Prom THING!!!

Well done, you've identified his and/or her theme song:

Prom thing
You make my hear sing
You make everything... groovy
Prom thing

31 posted on 04/24/2013 11:59:40 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: TChad

hear > heart


32 posted on 04/25/2013 12:01:19 AM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: TChad
LOL
33 posted on 04/25/2013 4:40:40 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BBell

LOL - The good news is that it WAS Hillary’s handwriting, but the bad news is it was Algore’s urine.


34 posted on 04/25/2013 5:28:32 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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