Transgender Girl Sobs with Joy after Winning Homecoming Queen
- 09/24/2013 06:55 AM EDT
Cassidy Lynn Campbell was among thousands of high schoolers to be named homecoming queen this week. The thing that makes Cassidy different is that she identifies as transgender
. The 16-year-old took her crown in tears on the football field of California’s Marina High School.
While certainly huge news, it’s not a first: Last year, Katie Couric featured on her show a 19-year-old trans girl who’d been voted her junior class homecoming princess.