A transgender homecoming queen had a melt down on stage, but this was for joy. This happened when Cassidy Lynn Campbell learned she was the school’s first transgendered homecoming queen, according to the L.A. Times on Sept. 21. While at first you may wonder if she won this title as a joke, especially among kids who can be cruel at the high school age, but there is no way that was the case. One look at what her Orange County High School classmates did after this transgendered young lady was crowned, you knew it was heartfelt.
Cassidy Lynn was one of 10 competing for the crown and when the field was narrowed down to five girls, she was among them. The homecoming queen announcement came when each girl was given a box, out of the box white balloons would fly if you were one of the princesses and balloons in the school’s colors would fly out of the box to announce the new homecoming queen.
Well it was Cassidy Lynn who had that box of bright yellow and blue balloons. This is when she cried a lot, as her classmates chanted her name. She was then swarmed by the masses, as her school mates surrounded her and she was the delighted victim of serial hugs.
Cassidy started her transition to a female in high school after feeling like a girl trapped in a boy’s body her entire life. Cassidy told reporters that she believes this really shows the progression of acceptance today. She also said this was much bigger than her, this was for all of the kids out there feeling like she once did. She wanted to live her life as a girl because she really was a girl trapped in the body of a male.