When a straight high school senior in Wisconsin agreed to go to the prom with a gay male friend, he decided to make fun of his anxiety by going in drag. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:
Kerry Lofy figures that girls get to wear dresses to the Lake Geneva Badger High School prom, so why couldn’t he?
But now that he has been suspended from school for three days, is being forced to miss his last track meet (and a chance for the school’s pole vaulting record) and has to pay a $249 ticket for disorderly conduct, Lofy’s not so sure he picked the right battle to fight.
Lofy, who’s six feet tall and 185 pounds, squeezed into a girlfriend’s black spaghetti-strap dress; he also wore a blond wig, open-toed platform sandals, blue earrings and a necklace he bought at Goodwill. Turned away at the prom door, he “went back to his car, put a tan-and-black plaid leisure suit over the dress and was allowed inside.” (The leisure suit is OK, but a simple black dress is not!)
Once inside, Lofy shed the leisure suit during a dance-off.
That’s when the school’s security guard escorted him to the door.
Students planned a dress-in — males in dresses, females in suits and ties — to protest Lofy’s suspension.
Update: Lofy admits to sexually suggestive dancing but says everyone was doing it.