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NY School Crowns Gay Couple Prom King and Queen

HUDSON, N.Y.  -- A couple of gay best friends were voted prom king and queen by such a wide margin at an upstate New York high school that the school didn't even bother with any runners-up.

Seniors Charlie Ferrusi and Timmy Howard won their respective crown and tiara by a landslide Saturday. They started thinking about running about a month ago and ran the idea past advisors and the principal, who gave their blessing.

One of the hardest parts of the experience, the boys said, was deciding who would be king and who would be queen.

Hudson, a city of about 7,000 on the shore of the Hudson River 30 miles south of Albany, has in recent years attracted gay people who have opened antique shops, galleries and other businesses and restored many of the city's historic homes.

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