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Old 05-12-2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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School Suspends Boy For Wearing Dress To Prom

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Lake Geneva, Wis.

A high school senior who thought it would be funny to wear a dress to his prom was ticketed $249 for disorderly conduct, suspended for three days and banned from his last track meet.

School district administrator Jim Gottinger said the discipline was for more than just the dress, noting Kerry Lofy, 18, was dancing in a sexually provocative manner at the prom, according to a police report.

Lofy doubts that was the real reason he was disciplined Monday.

"The whole night was that kind of dancing. They can't single me out and say, 'Oh it was you, it was only you,'" he said. "I think it's over the dress."

Lofy said Lake Geneva Badger High had no problem letting him go to Saturday's prom with another male, but that school officials drew the line at his dress.

"I thought it would be more appropriate for there to be one person dressed like a girl and a person dressed like a guy, than for there to be two guys to go," said Lofy, a member of the school's track, ski, powerlifting and soccer teams.

Also, he thought people would find it funny to see a 6-foot, 185-pound male in a black, stretchy, spaghetti-strap dress.

When Lofy showed up in the dress, a blond wig, open-toed platform sandals, blue earrings and a necklace, teachers turned him away. He said he showed up later with a tan-and-black plaid leisure suit over the dress, went inside and whipped off the suit during a dance-off. A security guard escorted him out, he said.

Lofy said when he went to school Monday, the school liaison police officer issued the disorderly conduct ticket.

"They thought I was mocking the school," he said.
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nah... just being open about his sexuality, I'm sure.
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Is this kid screaming for attention or what.....
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I went to a dance with a guy in a dress once
But theyre a little loser on the Oregon Coast I guess
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So are the girls in skimpy low cut dresses being open about their sexuality too? I wonder how open he was allowed to be/felt uncomfortable being during all his years in high school. If he can't be that way for one lousy night after HS is essentially over, that's pretty damn sad. Maybe that had nothing to do w/ wearing a dress, it doesn't sound like it did the way he explained it.

I say rock on dude some guys look great in dresses too
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$250 for a dress and some dancing?
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Is this kid screaming for attention or what.....
Yeah. but it's funny actually, for every kid screaming for attention there's usually a whole institution catering to their needs.
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can't he just be gay and dress normal?
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Is this kid screaming for attention or what.....
Most likely that's what it was.
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can't he just be gay and dress normal?
Yeah because individuality is so overrated.
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Yeah because individuality is so overrated.
but there are other ways of making a statement than that. maybe by just acting normal and dressing proper, he could have shown his classmates that homosexuals can fit in with the rest of society.
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it's high school, for pete's sake. we used to do silly stuff like this on occasion when we were 17, too. it's probably the only time in your life you can act up, be over the top, just for fun.
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but there are other ways of making a statement than that. maybe by just acting normal and dressing proper, he could have shown his classmates that homosexuals can fit in with the rest of society.
"Normal"? The same could be said about heterosexuals. I knew a guy who wore a kilt to his prom(he wasn't Scottish), girls who danced sexually, and others who showed up drunk and ended up flashing the rest of the senior class. This was over 12 years ago and not one was suspended, fined, or anything else. But I guess it helps that they were all straight.
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Oh the hate...
Was this directed at me? You know I was joking right? Obviously the kid was NOT try to express his sexuality. He was just screwing off.

Boys have been suspended for wearing kilts too - but it's much more acceptable now, since the advent of the...

http://www.utilikilt.com
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