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  1. United States of Bigotry. Is anyone actually surprised?

    1. Hang on go to the Daily Mail article and read the British opinions. Any fool from around the world can send an email or pick up a phone.

    2. Miguel Sanchez 2 Nov 2011, 2:01pm

      I don’t think it’s fair of you to lump the entire country here. I’m glad the school administrators is standing up for them.

      I’ll bet the students had their parents make the calls for them so they wouldn’t get suspended.

      1. Do you disagree that there is a culture of accepted homophobia? And that from politicians to the pulpit, people are engaging in a mass effort to demonise and vilify LGBT people and behave in a way that makes them distressingly similar to the KKK, except no one ever seems to call then on it? Are you aware that, with the exception of Jon Huntsman, everyone one the GOP podium for President hates LGBT people and not only does not try to keep it secret, but makes it an active part of their stump that gains them approval? And other people in power don’t call them on it? Is homophobia not being nurtured and fostered in every level of society, from schools to churches to some of the highest offices in the land (Speaker Boehner, for example, who would be President if something happened to Obama and Biden as he is next in line?) Do you see my point now?

    3. Gaga Flash Mob Response Unit 2 Nov 2011, 3:25pm

      You,re ignoring the fact they won. Where else would that happen? Congrats to a lovely couple. Ignore the haters.

  2. Good on the girls for getting the crowns, shame on the haters. Just goes to show that kids are more tolerant than many of their peers.

    1. Yes to the girls!!! No to the bigots.

    2. Nice to see a story where a US school are supporting their LGBT contingent for once. Better than the usual tacit support for the homophobes.

  3. HelenWilson 2 Nov 2011, 12:12pm

    That’s the problem when something like this hits national and international press, it brings the wing nuts out to play. San Diego is a fairly tolerant place and so is large parts of California. I bet most of the calls and emails are from outside the state.

    Strange how the fanatics fail to support this democratic act by the student body, I guess wing nuts support the sort of vote rigging that happened in Florida under Jed Bush for his brother George W Bush Jr.

    Well done Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, and all the very best to Rebecca Arellano and Haileigh Adams. To the wing nut christian fanatics, if you want to live in a theocracy move to Iran or Saudi Arabia.

    1. Kei Yuuki 2 Nov 2011, 3:32pm

      the calls could be.. but I think each should be checked, at least the emails, to see if they match against any students in the school. The school should be on high alert to suspicious behaviors.

  4. Julian Morrison 2 Nov 2011, 12:21pm

    I <3 that school.

  5. If any of the messages come from students then they should be expelled.


    Follow this link to email a message of support to counteract the hate mail.

  7. Miguel Sanchez 2 Nov 2011, 2:03pm

    I wonder if they had a gay couple running?

  8. “Officials did not detail the messages but described some of them as disturbing.”

    Then I hope they can trace the senders of these “disturbing” emails and prosecute them.

    As for Rebecca Arellano and Haileigh Adams – well done! A great couple!

  9. Kei Yuuki 2 Nov 2011, 3:29pm

    I believe that the Superintendant should do a full investigation into the origination of those emails and Text, because if there is any violence towards the two, it can better traced. In Addition, if the investigation leads to students, they should be suspended or expelled on a case by case basis.

    1. What’s wrong with loving gay men too? Or is that only after a few beers?

      1. suzy stabalot 3 Nov 2011, 12:31am

        I LOVE ALL MY GAYS!!! Xx

  10. Shocking to see this homecoming couple get hate mail. But it is gd that they become homecoming king and queen.

  11. Dunno if it works the same as in the movies… but if so… the Student Body voted for THEM, thats amazing progress surely? A victory for youth

  12. Well done girls. Well done school. Ignore the sickos.
    They will probably think ‘tradition’ is being attacked. They are so behind the times – Ancient Egypt had a female king in the shape of Hatshepsut, who even wore the ceremonial beard! 19th century Egyptologists though she was a bloke until they found feminine-infected adjectives predicated to her on her monuments.

  13. Firstly, congratulations to the girls and to the school for supporting them. If anyone feels like joining me in sending a congratulatory email to the principal, offering support and telling her that the haters a tiny minority, this site lists contact emails for her and the rest of the staff:

  14. suzy stabalot 3 Nov 2011, 12:29am

    Yeah, it’s not *just* a US problem … I appreciate the superintendant for coming out and making the statement that, “If these calls and emails were from students, they would face disciplinary measures.”
    If these girls were elected as prom king and queen, it was their peers who agreed they should win – and the fact that the parents are the ones making the huge deal about it, well, we know where most of our intolerance and hatred is coming from.
    Obviously it’s a learned behaviour and it needs to stop. I wish legal action could be taken against parents who teach their children to hate other people, no matter what their bias is against – it’s tantamount to emotional abuse (put on both their own child and anyone encountering that child) in my opinion and it is something that needs to stop.

  15. Lesbians don’ like men, but they always look like men in the way they dress. Its Hilarious.

    1. That’s funny. You mustn’t know the lesbians I do. They either like men or are indifferent to them. The women I know who dislike them are all straight. It’s not surprising – it must be hell having to fancy people who turn out to have sneering stereotyping attitudes like yours.

    2. What a progressive corner of the world you come from Matthew where men feel free to walk around in green dresses.

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