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NEW YORK: Gay Best Friends Win High School Prom King And Queen

Two gay seniors at a Hudson, New York high school have been named their school's prom king and queen. The boys are best friends.
Seniors Charlie Ferrusi and Timmy Howard won their respective crown and tiara by a landslide Saturday and said the support they received from their peers and school administration has been fun and humbling. “It’s a really big step for Hudson but also for the gay community in general,” Howard said Wednesday. “To have this happen in our city is pretty exciting.” Ferrusi said he and Howard started thinking about running about a month ago. While there were some students who were in opposition to their idea many more approved and the boys decided to go for it. By prom night the overwhelming majority of students cast their votes in the open ballot race. They won by such a wide margin the school didn’t crown any runners up.
In 2008 another boy was named prom queen at the same school, but administrators refused him the title. Progress! This year's winners said the hardest part about their campaign was deciding which of them would be queen. Winner Charlie Ferrusi has been involved in planning Hudson's first-ever gay Pride parade, which takes place next weekend.

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