Jacob Szymanski, Gay Illinois Teen, Will Attend Prom As Drag Persona 'Harlet Wench'

02/05/2014 11:38 am ET | Updated 6 days ago
  • Lauren Traut Orland Park Patch
Orland Park Patch

ORLAND PARK, IL — Jodette Szymanski doesn't mind getting makeup tips from her son Jacob.

Jacob's flair for the arts of cosmetics and fashion started when he was 12, watching as Jodette applied makeup and shopped for clothes. What began as the couple's pre-teen son traipsing around the neighborhood playfully, dressed in women's clothes on Halloween, has transformed into an open expression of his creativity and individuality.

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