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Transgenger kid denied crown at homecoming

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/09/27/Trans_Teen_Refused_Homecoming_Crown//?ref=nf

OAK REED X390 (GRAB) | ADVOCATE.COM

After being elected homecoming king by his peers, a transgender Michigan high-schooler was denied his crown by school officials.

Oakleigh Reed, known as "Oak" by students, was told by his principal that all the votes he received had to be invalidated because he enrolled at Muskegon, Mich.'s Mona Shores High School as a female. Teachers, school staff, and fellow students refer to Reed as "he," and appear comfortable with his status as a young transgender man. But for some reason the homecoming race was viewed as different, and a runner-up king was given the crown.

Fellow students launched an "Oak Is Our King" Facebook page and plan on wearing T-shirts with Oak-supportive messages on October 1.

Video interview in link

 

by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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sophiesmom07
by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 5:26 PM

 Wow. It's nice that the kids in his school are supportive.

esper_d
by Member on Sep. 29, 2010 at 5:27 PM

thats really sad the school denied him

Habichuela
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 5:46 PM

good looking kid.. but yea very sad how this high school event turned sour..

ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on Sep. 29, 2010 at 5:50 PM
Yep I agree.

Quoting sophiesmom07:

 Wow. It's nice that the kids in his school are supportive.

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SDbabe
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Wow.

Aren't the kids the ones that vote and it's this kind of stuff for the kids?  I don't see why the school officials feel that they needed to intervene.

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