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Columbia College Gives 'Homecoming Queen' Crown To Gay Freshman

First Posted: 04/11/11 10:30 AM ET Updated: 06/11/11 06:12 AM ET

Francis Shervinski

By Terrence Chappell, courtesy of the Windy City Times

"Homecoming queen" is a title often bestowed on young ladies who are beautiful, popular and charming. Columbia College just crowned its homecoming queen this year at the fourth annual Mary Blood Ball. The newly minted homecoming queen is everything and more one would expect out of a homecoming queen: confident, smart and socially aware. However, this one is also an openly gay man.

Francis Shervinski, a Columbia College freshman, won the widely prized title of Columbia College's first homecoming queen. However, Shervinski isn't your everyday prissy homecoming queen whose primping includes Vaseline-covered teeth. Shervinski sees his new title as an opportunity to promote positivity, acceptance, and being yourself.

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