The selection Friday of a transgender teen as the homecoming queen of a Huntington Beach High School was seen by some on the campus as a sign of progress.
"We're proud the message from the home of the Vikings has been one of equity, acceptance, tolerance and respect," Principal Morrow said.
Cassidy Lynn Campbell broke down in tears Friday night when she learned that she had been crowned homecoming queen.
The senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach was born male but told The Times she always felt like a girl. In high school, she began taking hormone blockers and estrogen injections prescribed by an endocrinologist and made the transition to living as a girl.