Transgender Teen Says Homecoming-Queen Dream Is ‘Bigger Than Me’

On Friday, a high school transgender senior in Huntington Beach will learn whether she will become one of five finalists for homecoming queen.

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Cassidy Campbell, a transgender senior at Marina High in Huntington Beach, is vying to become homecoming queen. (credit: Los Angeles Times)

It’s a quest that first swept through Cassidy Campbell’s mind last year, but she pushed the impulse aside. It would just be a joke, she told herself.

Now the senior sees it as a chance to make a statement.

At Marina High’s homecoming pep rally Friday, the field of 10 homecoming queen candidates will be narrowed to five. Hours later, the queen will be crowned at the school’s football game.

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