Teenage girls at one New York high school are upset after an 18-year-old boy who identifies as “nonbinary” — neither male nor female — was crowned prom queen earlier this month.
After Matthew Crisson was named prom queen of Manhattan’s La Guardia High School, some of his female classmates took to social media to complain about the fact that both the prom king and queen were boys. “It just sucks that men win everything and we thought we at least deserve that,” one girl said.“I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” another girl said on Facebook.
That Facebook post was removed after La Guardia parent Mona Davids notified the school. “They were very catty and negative comments about something so wonderful and positive,” Davids told the New York Post. “It was very alarming to me, considering what happened in Orlando and how these things can get out of hand.”
“Being prom queen was, like, the first time I actually, like, stepped out of my comfort zone,” Crisson told Fox5 NY. Photos from his crowning show Crisson wearing a yellow dress with a flower crown perched atop his shaved head.
In response to the complaints on social media, prom king Kristion Matas wrote a Facebook post defending Crisson’s award.
“Its June of 2016 people are being terrorized for their gender, race and ethnicity. Trump is about to be our president! The price of jordans are ridiculous and the government has poisoned our water,” Matas wrote. “But yall arguing about prom king and queen. Yall bullying people on social media acting like animals but its ok though. God dont like ugly. Congratulations to Matthew Crisson on winning prom queen!! You deserve it.”
Crisson isn’t the first teenage boy to dominate girls’ competitions.
The Daily Caller previously reported how a high school boy in Alaska won all-state honors in girls’ track and field.
“I’m glad that this person is comfortable with who they are and they’re able to be happy in who they are, but I don’t think it’s competitively completely 100-percent fair,” one girl said after losing to high school senior Nattaphon Wangyot.
“I don’t know what’s politically correct to say, but in my opinion your gender is what you’re born with,” another girl said. “It’s the DNA. Genetically a guy has more muscle mass than a girl, and if he’s racing against a girl, he may have an advantage.”
Last year, a high school boy in Trenton, New Jersey was awarded homecoming queen.