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Male Student Named Prom Queen at Conn. High School

A 17-year-old senior boy named prom queen at Danbury High School says he’s making a point about gender labeling and discrimination.

NYC High School Allegedly Blocks Student’s Trans Boyfriend From Prom

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 15
A teen couple claims that officials from a New York high school refuse to let them attend theprom together because one of them is transgender.

Prom Dress Shopping Perilous for Plus-Size Girls

FASHION | By Leanne Italie | Apr 3
Clothes shopping for plus-size teens can be frustrating, but shopping for a dream prom dress can be a tear-inducing, hair-pulling morass of bad design and few options - especially for girls who want a dress that hugs the body instead of tenting it.

Pa. Pupil Born Female Seeks to be Homecoming King

LOCAL | Sep 11
A western Pennsylvania school board is reviewing a request by a transgender male student who wants to appear on the ballot for homecoming king.

Mass. Transgender Student Becomes High School Prom Queen

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | May 30
A Massachusetts high school student made news this week by becoming her school’s first transgender prom queen.

Principal Won’t Allow Transgender Student to Run for Prom King

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 25
A transgender teen running for prom king is upset that his school principal will only allow him to run for prom queen. Fellow students in York, Pa., are siding with him in the dispute.

Reflections of a Rock Lobster: Gay Youth Still Fighting for Safer Schools

LOCAL | By Antoinette Weil | Mar 2
More than 30 years after Aaron Fricke sued his school for the right to escort his boyfriend to a prom, LGBT students are still fighting to prevent discrimination and bullying in schools.

Texas School Tells Teen He Can’t Wear Dress to Prom

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Feb 25
A Houston high school student claims that his assistant principal told him he wasn’t allowed to wear women’s clothes to his senior prom because it violated the school’s dress code.

Indiana Teacher Suspended Over Anti-Gay Remarks

An Indiana school district reeling from the uproar over a teacher’s comments that she believes gays have no purpose in life suspended the woman Wednesday.

Southern Missouri District Revises Prom Policy on Same-Sex Dates

A southern Missouri school district has rescinded a policy that prohibited same-sex couples from attending prom, a day after a national anti-discrimination group threatened to sue.

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