- 09.24.13 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.