Skip to comments.Lesbian Elected Homecoming King At Md. College
Posted on 03/06/2006 1:13:35 PM PST by Cagey
FREDERICK, Md. -- Hood College is reviewing its homecoming rules after a lesbian was crowned king, a college official says.
But Jennifer Jones, the 21-year-old senior who beat out three men for the honor, says her victory last month was a plus for the private liberal-arts college.
"It is cool that Hood allows people to be themselves," Jones, of Newark, Del., told The Frederick News-Post. "If people didn't want me to be king, they wouldn't have nominated me and voted for me."
Waves of discontent are still rippling through the 2,100-student campus in western Maryland more than two weeks after Jones was crowned at the Feb. 18 homecoming dance, the News-Post reported Monday.
"She is not a man," said Singleton Newman, a 22-year-old senior who was among the queen candidates. "It is a gender issue, and she is a woman."
Santo Provenzano, 21, who competed for king, said Jones' selection made the event seem like a joke. "It discourages guys from wanting to take part in the future," he said.
Donald Miller, Hood's student activities director, said all homecoming events will be reviewed and possibly changed. "We will look at what students want Hood's homecoming to be," he said.
Jones, who is openly homosexual, received 64 of 169 votes cast, the News-Post reported. She is known on campus as a multi-sports athlete, member of the Student Government Association's executive board and president of Tolerance Education Acceptance, a support group for homosexual and bisexual students.
It was only the second annual homecoming at Hood, which didn't allow male students to live on campus until 2003. In 1912, the school's board of trustees changed its name to honor a wealthy benefactor. The institution became fully coeducational in 2002.
Jones tried to run last year for homecoming prince ...,
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You can't post that without a picture; shame on you. ;-)
Hail King Dyke
Hey Jenny, If God wanted you to be King at Hood College, you'd have balls.
If she's a "real" lesbian, do you really want to see pics?
Barry Bonds looks like crap since he quit the juice.
Sounds like a failed experiment to me.
Who wants to bet against me that field hockey is one of those "multi-sports"? Huh? Who wants some? :-P
Doesn't say much for these "men". Maybe she was the manliest of the bunch.
Students will ALWAYS vote for the bizarre to thumb their noses at the authority figures. So the REAL problem here is the rule(s) which allowed her to be in the running for homecoming King.
I guess that if the students don't want this to happen again more than 169 of them will vote and it will take more than a active minority of 64 people to make a lesbian king.
However, I expect that the majority will remain apathetic and won't care who win the positions of king or queen.
Statement of Purpose
Hood College prepares its graduates for lives of responsibility, leadership and service by offering an educational experience that integrates liberal and professional learning in a student-centered environment.
Hood is committed to...
* Offering quality undergraduate and graduate curricula
* Serving the lifelong learning needs of its constituents
* Supporting research, scholarship and collaboration among faculty and students
* Celebrating diversity and inclusiveness
* Enhancing the intellectual, cultural and social vibrancy of the regional community
* Preserving the College's rich heritage
Next time the kids who a real kingm will have to organize and vote like the lesbians on campus did.
But most kids could care less about homecomming and did not participate in picking a lesbian for a king.
The loser should get the ACLU to represent him in a gender discrimination suit.
Why, too may lesbian seniors recruiting freshman girls?
Hey there...I was varsity field hockey and all girl...not all chicks with sticks want to be...uh...chicks with....
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