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Transgender Student In Huntington Beach Named Homecoming Queen

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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Transgender Student In Huntington Beach Named Homecoming Queen


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VIDEO HERE: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/20/transgender-student-in-huntington-beach-could-make-history/


HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A transgender student at Marina High School in Huntington Beach made history Friday evening by becoming the school’s Homecoming Queen.

Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was among five finalists, was selected for the coveted title. The announcement was made during halftime of Friday night’s game.

Earlier in the day, students reportedly erupted in cheers when it was announced that Campbell was among the finalists.

“I think it’s really awesome ’cause a lot of people wouldn’t be able to do what she does. I mean … I would be so scared and she’s accepting everything that everyone is saying. She’s taking it all in … in a good way,” Janet Tran, a student, told CBS2′s Joy Benedict.

After capturing the crown, Campbell told KCAL9′s Cristy Fajardo that she finally feels accepted after years of feeling that she didn’t fit in.

“Knowing that it was only my school and only my student body makes it even more special because they voted for me,” said Campbell. “They all wanted me, and the majority wanted me to win.”

She added, “Whether I won tonight or not, I was a winner from the beginning and I knew it. I put my message out there. If this can help one child or more or hundreds or thousands or millions, then it was more than worth it,” said Campbell.

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by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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Retrokitty
by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM

I think its awesome everyone is so accepting! My sisters friend is transgendered and he gets some horrible comments to his face. 

Love.Love.Love

jjchick75
by Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 1:04 PM
That's awesome!
PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Sep. 21, 2013 at 3:03 PM

This is awesome!

JustCJ
by on Sep. 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Sep. 21, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Actually I was quite surprised by this.. I have my own theories about transgenders, amorphadites, etc..but that's for another post.

JoJoBean8
by Silver Member on Sep. 22, 2013 at 9:28 PM

It's good that the student body is so accepting. 

JanuaryBaby06
by on Sep. 22, 2013 at 10:12 PM

aw! Thats so nice, good for her!

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