Transgender high schooler crowned homecoming queen

Posted on: 2:48 pm, September 23, 2013, by , updated on: 03:20pm, September 23, 2013

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Cassidy Lynn Campbell and her school, Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA, made history September 20, 2013.  The 16-year-old was crowned homecoming queen.  So why is she so upset?

According to KTLA, Cassidy is not like the other girls at Marina High School. She was born a boy, but identifies herself as a girl. Cassidy has experienced bullying since her big win and took her Youtube page to express her frustrations.

Campbell is not the first transgender to be awarded the title by an academic institution.  In 2009, Jessee Vasold was crowned queen at William and Mary College.

For more on her story visit Cassidy Lynn Campell, Transgender Teen