GENDER BENDER

L.A.'s Male Prom Queen

An L.A. high school has crowned gay student Sergio Garcia its queen. Garcia warned he wouldn’t wear a dress for the ceremony: "I will be wearing a suit," Garcia said, "but don't be fooled, deep down inside, I am a queen!" While his campaign started as a stunt, it triggered serious discussion about gender roles on the progressive campus, which is active in the gay rights debate. He will be among the first male students in Southern California to beat out the typical high school beauties for the crown. "It just shows how open-minded our class is," the school's senior class president said.