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CA Trans Teen Elected Homecoming Queen

Last night the student body of a California high school elected a transgender girl as their homecoming queen.
Cassidy Lynn Campbell broke down in tears Friday night when she learned that she had been crowned homecoming queen. The senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach was born male but told The Times she always felt like a girl. In high school, she began taking hormone blockers and estrogen injections prescribed by an endocrinologist and made the transition to living as a girl. She decided to run for homecoming queen, in part, to make a statement. "If I win it would mean that the school recognizes me as the gender I always felt I was," Cassidy, 16, told The Times before the election. "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."
After Campbell's crowning, students in the stadium began chanting her name and ran onto the field to hug her. (Tipped by JMG readers Brandon and Ryan)

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