Saturday, September 21, 2013
Loving on Cassidy Campbell, first transgender homecoming queen!
I am thrilled to take a break from VeganMofo and write a brief post about what just happened last night at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California!
Sixteen year old Cassidy Campbell had the guts to enter the contest for homecoming queen.
That courage blows me away. When nationwide, hate and violence are shown towards many in the transgender community, a young transgender woman enters a school-wide contest.
And she won.
As one who was miserable in high school I don't get the whole homecoming thing. I do get courage. And honesty. And honor. And I definitely get the feeling of who you are on the inside does not jive with who you present yourself to be on the outside.
"If I win, it would mean that the school recognizes me as the gender I always felt I was," Cassidy said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "But with all the attention, I realized it's bigger than me," she said. "I'm doing this for the kids who can't be themselves."
With all of the hate in the world, with all of the hate just in our own country and our own communities, I just had to share this.
Thanks for reading!