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Gay homecoming
king and queen elected by Illinois high school

Gay homecoming
king and queen elected by Illinois high school

The homecoming king and queen of Buffalo Grove [Ill.] High School in suburban Chicago are a jock and a cheerleader, but they're far from typical. The boy is the cheerleader, the girl is the jock, and they're both openly gay. Jen Wohlner and Ryan Cooperman are popular leaders at the school. Wohlner plays sports and went to her prom with another girl last year. Cooperman is on the cheerleading squad. NBC-Five Chicago reports classmates cheered thunderously when the two were chosen homecoming king and queen last week. Wohlner says it shows the school, "and maybe the generation as a whole, is just a little more progressive." But there's always someone standing by ready to rain on the homecoming parade. Peter LaBarbera of the Illinois Family Institute complained to NBC-Five that "something once sort of universally regarded as a sin is now becoming sort of cool in high school." (Sirius OutQ News)

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