27 March 2017

Prom Dating System That Prevents LGBT Influence

Prom Dates
It's not perfect, but Aquin High School, in Freeport, Ill., has devised a system to ensure that nobody will be going out on a prom date with a person of same sex. The school assigns dates to junior and senior boys at random by drawing cards with girls' names on them.

The biological boys meet in the gym to draw the names, while the biological girls sit and wait in the library until they are chosen.

"The real fun starts immediately after, when they put their creativity and choreography skills to the test and perform skits to ask their date to prom," local station WREX says of the tradition.

Senior Korey Korosec added, "No matter who you get, you know you're going to have a good time. It doesn’t leave anybody out. Everyone's welcome to join, and no one’s not going to have a date."

Junior class adviser Michelle Gallagher is also a supporter of the system. "I think most people are in disbelief, and a lot of people say they would hate it," she told the station. "But I think after they kind of hear the rest of the story and hear what goes into it, I think a lot of people are actually intrigued by it." She says that the tradition is supposed to promote camaraderie and unity among the students.

While this practice, dating back to 1926, sounds like a good way to equalize the playing field and get kids to interact with different people in their school, it has potential drawbacks.

What if a boy doesn’t want to go to the prom with a girl, for example? What if a girl gets matched with a boy she has a dubious past with? What if someone gets matched with a person who bullied him or her? What if someone would prefer to go to the prom alone?

Imperfect it may be, this is one way to ensure that nobody serves the interest of gays and lesbians.