Drag prom

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.

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  1. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Time for the taxpayers to hold a “withhold in”.
    The administration is held responsible for the consequences of student conduct, and so must be given authority to establish standards for those events. If the students don’t like it, let them go elsewhere for their dances.

  2. I heard both this kid and the school administrator on the radio this morning (Spike O’Dell/WGN Radio Chicago). There’s certainly more to this story than the media is telling. This is the same kid who showed up to his junior prom in a duct tape suit and carrying an inflatable doll as his date. In addition, he was not arrested for wearing a dress. He was arrested because he and his “date” were dancing in a manner that he openly admits was “like having sex, except with your clothes on.” He also admitted that he was warned to stop and he deliberately persisted in this behavior anyway because he wanted to see just how far he could push school authorities.

    Quite honestly, the school just should have called his parents and had them come pick him up. As it was, he got exactly what he wanted — three days off of school and a whole boatload of publicity. Too bad he’ll miss his last track meet. Maybe if I hadn’t heard him brag about this stunt I would feel differently.

  3. rouxdsla says:

    Perhaps, the young man should have takent the classes on Self-control being taught in Lowell.

  4. Walter E. Wallis says:

    Cancel all extra curricular events for the rest of the term and let the students know who is responsible.

  5. Lofy fails to mention that it was the sexually suggestive dancing was of a homosexual nature. Again, you’d have to hear him speak, but this was a kid who was deliberately provoking the school’s authority. And has been doing so for more than a year. I’ve got to give the kid credit — he’ll make a great political spin doctor some day.

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