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The three people running for homecoming queen at CSU-Pueblo are a gay male student, a 60-year-old woman and a female sophomore who looks like a more traditional candidate.The election runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.The candidates are getting a lot of attention because CSU-Pueblo said it's never had a male student or a senior citizen run for Homecoming Queen.Openly gay senior DeMarques Taylor is a political science/sociology major running to promote diversity and acceptance. He never went to his homecoming in high school. "I thought this would be the right way to have a positive effect on the students and maybe change their minds a bit," Taylor said. Taylor's posters are getting a lot of attention because they say "Vote the Queen."CSU-Pueblo doesn't have any rules or regulations on gender requirements for candidates, according to KOAA-TV.Taylor says if he wins, he won't wear a dress to the game Saturday night, but he will wear the crown.Juanita Whitaker, 60, is running against Taylor. On the Web site for the candidates, Whitaker said, "I feel that I am best to represent CSU-Pueblo because according to statistics, the largest growing segment of the population are senior citizens. I feel that CSU-Pueblo should embrace the future and elect a homecoming queen that reflects both the present and the future.She said she ran for homecoming Queen because she wants people to say, "if she can do it, I can do it."The third candidate, Jazmine Wells, calls herself a dedicated, active student that can relate to the rest of the student body.See all the candidates for Homecoming king & queen.