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Crime & Punishment: Crossdressing at the Senior Prom
As a gag, senior Cameron Engle e-mailed the principal of the Morgan School, Clinton's public high school, to ask if he could wear a pink long-sleeve gown to prom (apparently modeling his look after Pinky, a character from the cartoon show "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic"). This instigated a meeting with school administrators, in which Cameron explained he was "doing it for the fun of it," he told WFSB. As the principal considers the request, a petition, entitled "The Morgan School: Allow Crossdressing at Senior Prom," is gathering signatures on change.org. Its creator has made this an issue of LGBT rights ("transgenders and crossdressers have rights too," she wrote, "we're all human, despite how we want to dress"), much to Cameron's confusion. "Now everyone is taking it serious," he said. "Freedom of rights or whatever... I sparked a revolution I'm not even part of." He now says he may skip prom to play video games with friends, but will definitely wear the pink dress that night.
By Nick Keppler
April 9, 2013