Sunday, May 3, 2009

prom season

It is prom season, a time when many a young femulator's heart is all a flutter thinking about the pretty prom gowns he won't be able to wear to his high school's spring formal.

I wore a white tux to my senior prom and that was probably a good thing because back then, I was about 40 pounds heavier than I am now. Squeezing into a prom gown would not have been a pretty sight, but I dreamed about it nonetheless.

Times have changed. As Ray Davies once sang, "Boys will be girls and girls will be boys" and today, at some of the more progressive schools in our nation, boys do wear gowns to proms and girls do wear tuxedos.

This all came back to mind after reading Gossip Gurl's blog posting about a high school girl, who attended her 1999 senior prom en homme with a drag queen friend en femme on her arm.

I had run across Whitney's prom photos on the Internet some years ago and I was so taken with her story that I contacted her and asked permission to run the story in my support group's newsletter. She granted permission, I ran the story, and forgot about it until I read the Gossip Gurl post this morning.

I enjoyed rereading her story and I think you will enjoy reading the story and viewing the photos, too. (I am still a little gaga over the couple's transformation.)


  1. Gosh, that brings back some memories.

    I did a similar thing back in the late 'eighties, with my then girlfriend Jacquie. It was a very posh office party for senior officials in her county council, and she went as a boy and I went as a girl (nothing new for me then, as I was full time).

    Wish I'd kept the photo!


  2. I would have loved to gone to my prom "dressed", but at my high school we didn't have one. Here in the South there was something called "intergration" going on and so all high school proms were cancelled.