Cassidy Campbell was homecoming queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. While choosing homecoming queen and court is something that thousands of schools do, this choice was different. On Sept. 21, MSN reported that Campbell was the very first transgender homecoming queen in the nation. Known by many for her YouTube videos which focused on her boy-to-girl transformation.
"I'm doing this for kids who can't be themselves," said Campbell, 16. Naturally she was thrilled with the honor but receiving the coveted title meant a lot more than just wearing a crown and carrying some roses -- perhaps for everyone at the whole school.
Cassidy Campbell was crowned homecoming queen by her peers, many of whom have supported her through her journey. Since receiving her honor (and national news attention), Campbell says that she really wants to be more active in the LBGT community. As she gets older, she may find herself wanting to work with the community and really make a difference based on her experience.
It seems as though everyone is proud of Campbell -- and with good reason. "We're proud of the message from (the) home of the Vikings has been one of equity, acceptance, tolerance and respect," said the school's principal Paul Morrow.
More on Cassidy Campbell as Homecoming Queen in the video above.
© Effie Orfanides 2013