Lesbian at Maryland college elected 'homecoming king'
And you know that spurred controversy. Openly gay Jennifer Jones received 64 of the 169 votes cast for homecoming king at Hood College. She’s a multi-sports athlete, a member of Hood’s Student Government Association’s executive board, as well as president of a campus support group for homosexual and bisexual students. (WBAL):
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.
By the way, Jones didn’t know she was nominated until she saw her name on the final ballots, so it wasn’t a “homosexual conspiracy.” But tell that to the Freepers, who are engaging is some of the most tired-ass stereotyping I’ve seen in a while.
“Hey Jenny, If God wanted you to be King at Hood College, you’d have balls.”
“Barry Bonds looks like crap since he quit the juice.”
“Someone check that chick to make she’s wearing his cup!”
“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.”
“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.”
“Hey there…I was varsity field hockey and all girl…not all chicks with sticks want to be…uh…chicks with….”
“Out of over 2000 students only 169 cast votes? Maybe next time more folks will pay attention.”
“Could just be the hetero chicks were split amongst the three and there were enough lesbos to push their candidate to the front.”
“All I can say is it’s sad if she’s the best man at their school.”
“In defense of logic, it IS a liberal arts college. I’d be surprised if this DIDN’T happen.”
“If the ratio is close to what it was when I was there, it’s about 4 straight chicks to 1 lesbo.”
“She probably has more balls that most of the folks votin’.”
“Through in a bunch of heteros who couldn’t give two hoots about Homecoming King and it’s easy to see how the lesbos could run away with it. Amusing as hell that the outcome is considered newsworthy by a bunch of Brokeback journalists.”
“I dont know who got the Queen job, but if it were me this woman wouldnt get within 15 feet of me. If they have a dance where the King and Queen dance ?? Fuggit about it.”
“Oh, I don’t know. I think the San Francisco Giants are going to draft her for their team.”
Hat tip, Sarah in Chicago (who noted, “You know, you can really count on freepers to trot out the REALLY old stereotypes when they feel their tiny masculinities threatened.“)