DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Kettering Fairmont High School made history by crowning two LGBTQ+ students, seniors Dyse Sean Conley and Rose Green, as Prom King and Queen.
Now the school board is listening to local residents who want to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.
Both were selected by a vote of their classmates, with support rallies held prior to school board meetings.
“Even when I was given the crown and put my head on, there was a lot of booing in the crowd,” Conley said. I was very grateful.”
Despite the support from their peers, Conley and non-binary senior Rose Green received negative feedback online. Conley was hurt and took time to heal.
“It’s very humiliating,” Conley said. “It takes a lot for an individual to come back to themselves, to believe in themselves, to be fully confident, and not let such things separate them from who they are as a person. .”
There was a lot of support, as you can see at the pre-school board meeting.
“Absolutely, every child should have the opportunity to be prom king, prom queen, whatever they want to be,” said Jazzmine Brown, a 2014 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School. .schools and students voting who they want to be prom queen and king.I’m glad the community is backing up these kids here.Some of the kids are here too and believe themselves We are here to support our friends and family.”
During the meeting, some community members shared different opinions. For Joe Hoverholser, he believes the prom king and queen should be biologically male and female.
“All the history of the world was understood to some extent until the last few years,” says Hoverholser. “So it’s been questioned for some reason the last few years. And I don’t think that’s a good thing for society.”
The Kettering Municipal School Board has no intention of taking any action, as it is customary to have the student council run the prom and all plans.
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