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Male student named prom queen at Danbury High

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - A 17-year-old senior boy named prom queen at Danbury High School said he is making a point about gender labeling and discrimination.

Nasir Fleming won the title last week. He was nominated as both prom king and prom queen, but decided to be considered only for queen.

Fleming told the News Times of Danbury he has been openly gay since sixth grade and has struggled with bullying.

He said he isn't sure whether the students who submitted his name were making fun of his sexuality, but decided it was a good opportunity to make a point about the importance of being who you are.

"Either way, I'm still fabulous," he told the newspaper.

He said students at the prom were supportive and erupted in cheers when he won.

Information from: The News-Times, http://www.newstimes.com

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