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LGBT History Is Made As California Teen Becomes Nation’s First Transgender Homecoming Queen

Another milestone in LGBT history took place Friday when California teen Cassidy Lynn Campbell became the country’s very first transgender student to be voted homecoming queen. The 16 year-old who attends Marina High School in Huntington Beach. Calif.

“I’m so proud to win this not just for me but for everyone out there and for every kid — transgender, gay, straight, black, white, Mexican, Asian,” Campbell said after being crowned. “It doesn’t matter, you can be yourself.”

Cassidy CampbellThe newly-crowned queen was born Lance Campbell but has been living as female for the past three years.

“Knowing that it was only my school and only my student body makes it even more special because they voted for me,” said Campbell. “They all wanted me, and the majority wanted me to win.”

Marina High School principal Paul Morrow supported Campbell from the time she was nominated. “Were proud of the message from home of the Vikings has been one of equity, acceptance, tolerance and respect,” Morrow told KTLA.

Campbell sees her victory as one for all LGBT people.

“Whether I won tonight or not, I was a winner from the beginning and I knew it. I put my message out there. If this can help one child or more or hundreds or thousands or millions, then it was more than worth it,” she said.

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    • Dxley


      Sep 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Fannnnnnntastic!!! This young lady will go far in life and be a success at whatever she does! I couldn’t be happier. Dxley, I’ll pray for you, lolol. Cassidy, you made my week!
      Pastor Dakotahgeo!

      Sep 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom Blunt

      Yuck yourself. This is pretty amazing — I can’t even imagine my high school principal having supported something like this. Long live the queen!

      Sep 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thedrdonna

      @Dxley: Holy cow, I hope you like being less tolerant and inclusive than folks from Orange County :}

      Sep 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      A milestone in T history only, not L or G.

      I don’t recall a vote that would allow T to be a part of L&G. It is completely separate with its own set of issues that most G&Ls don’t want attributed to them. Stop being so politically correct and get with it. They are their own category.

      Can you get gender re-assignment surgery before turning 18? If not, a drag queen won this most prestigious award. I bet all the other girls at this event were not pleased.

      Sep 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @Dixie Rect: The standard community, GLBTIQ has, is, and always will be together whether people like it or not. We stick together or we hang separately. GLBTIQ strengthens each other. If you have a problem with that, you may certainly opt out. You (may or) may not be missed!

      Sep 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr

      @Dixie Rect: Dixie, you do not have to be a part of the LGBT community if you don’t want to be, but Transgendered persons have been with us since Stonewall, so deal with it.

      Sep 21, 2013 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @DarkZephyr: Thank you!!! Ahhhhhhh, the voices of common sense, reason, and acceptance are soooooo refreshing!!!

      Sep 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teleny

      @Dixie Rect: you are a miserable and ignorant person. Do you get off on posting hate? Is that all you have to do in life?

      Congrats to this young lady for so proudly representing our community.

      Sep 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lluckyleo

      congrads cassidy – i am so happy for you – i am sure you are going to help alot of young kids who are struggling with themselves and they think there is no hope. looked at you
      how pretty u are. never give up.

      Sep 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      And now on her youtube page she is writing frightening, sad, overwhelmed things because of the large # of people like Dxley who are calling her a monster for coping with her birth defect as best she can. So be decent, go to her youtube page and say something nice. Lets hope she has good people around her who are keeping her from accepting the hate from these people.

      Sep 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile


      You are so boring, you barely even try anymore.

      Sep 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chico

      @Dixie Rect: in one instance you say this is a milestone in T history and then in another you reduce this historical moment to the acknowledgement of a glorified drag queen. I hate to burst your bubble, sweetheart, but transgender identities are not exclusively reliant on surgical procedures. You also get a FAIL for not knowing the difference between drag queens and transsexuals. And please speak for yourself. The T has been an important part of the LGBTQ community for quite some time. You may be dragging your knuckles on this particular subject but a good portion of us are not.

      Sep 22, 2013 at 12:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Miss Understood

      Why does anti-trans idiot “Dixie Rect” comment under a drag name? Maybe it’s really bitter ol’ Maggie Gallagher.

      Sep 22, 2013 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @Dixie Rect: If I can organise a fast moving train, will you jump in front of it?

      You are what is wrong with our community, and you’re not wanted. By anyone, anywhere, ever.

      Sep 22, 2013 at 4:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      Geez, for the community that is so into loving one another, you sure can put out a lot of hate! Waaah, I don’t agree with you, get over it.

      T should be its own category, period.

      Sep 22, 2013 at 6:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Horse Lips

      @Teleny: In a word, yes. People like Dixie Rect and Dxley are only out for a reaction and we keep giving it to them. Best to ignore them. They’ll go away. Trust me.

      Sep 22, 2013 at 7:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @Dixie Rect: Geez for someone who is supposed to have a fully functioning brain you sure do act and sound like a partially dehydrated cauliflower.

      Sep 22, 2013 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      Let’s stop pretending as if Dixie Rect isn’t telling the truth. How many gay men here would date a trans guy? I know Dixie and I wouldn’t. These people belong to their own specific group. I am a MAN and I love MEN, and I don’t not wish to be a LADY nor do I want one. Before you continue verbally abusing us, answer my question: Would you date a trans guy?

      Sep 22, 2013 at 11:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      Congratulations to her, and to her classmates who are showing the way to the future!

      Sep 22, 2013 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thedrdonna

      @Dxley: Well done, you’ve successfully raised a point that has nothing to do with the subject.

      Sep 22, 2013 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      @Dxley: Exactly, you know I wouldn’t.

      Sep 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dxley: OK, so you don’t want to date a trans guy.

      Or a trans woman by the sound of it.

      How about a lesbian then?

      Sep 23, 2013 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: No self-respecting lesbian would go out on a date with Dxley. The lesbians I know are much more intelligent and discerning than to date a junior high student.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      I think you missed the part where I said I don’t want a lady and lesbians are ladies. It’s not about intelligence or h*tred, it’s just preference, it’s about what I find sexually attractive.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 4:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dxley: No, I didn’t miss that part. But some lesbians – well dykes – definitely are not ladies, they’re more butch than a lot of gay guys. So I thought I’d ask anyway.

      My real point is though that you and Dixie Rect apparently accept lesbians as part of your community even though you don’t find lesbians sexually attractive – so what’s with all the transphobia dude?

      I’m bisexual btw. Where do Bis figure in your scheme of things? I mean, I feel as a bisexual that trans people (regardless of what their sexual orientation is) definitely belong in my community. I don’t see how the L&G can expect to have the Bs without the Ts.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      I know those butch lesbians and I still don’t care because there’s still a pussy under those clothes, and I just can’t be with a trans guy. I would up on him(unwillingly) when he tells me that he’s a biological WOMAN. I wouldn’t forge a relationship with a bisexual man either. They’re just too greedy and will hump on anything with a pulse. Just saying!

      Sep 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      …. I would throw up on him….

      Sep 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @Dxley: I need to remind you that those “butch” lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered folk are human beings and just as in need of love and compassion as any other person on earth. You are a bore/boar, brutal and possibly don’t fit in anywhere! I pity you in your small cubicle of life!

      Sep 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      What does GLAAD stand for? I see no B nor T, or am I blind?

      Sep 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dxley: I bet there are bisexual men you’d date Dxley. If someone like Oscar Wilde or Freddie Mercury – or Morrisey or Michael Stripe (to choose a couple of men who are still alive) came into your life and took an interest in you. IF someone bisexual with that sort of brilliance, fame, wealth and charisma took an interest you….you’d date him.

      I also know that there are plenty of gay guys you wouldn’t date – at least not twice. Just ’cause you’re gay and he’s gay doesn’t mean you’re going to like each other.

      I don’t need to know you personally to know these things about you. I just need to know people. And I know people very well.

      But this really isn’t about who you or Dixie Rect want to date or don’t want to date. This is about who you think belongs, and who you think doesn’t belong, in your community.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dxley: Why don’t you google GLAAD and see what it says?

      I just did:

      GLAAD: Leading the conversation for LGBT equality | GLAAD
      GLAAD has never let its name stop it; it has a long history of bi and trans inclusion, and has been reporting media transphobia in its weekly “GLAADAlerts” for …

      Sep 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect


      Just because some organization says it, doesn’t mean anyone has to agree with it. I don’t agree with T being a part of G&L, I never did and I never will, period. There are thousands, perhaps millions of G & Ls that feel the same way. Believe it. Its my opinion and my right to express it. Get over it and stop crying babies.

      I just love how when you disagree with the agenda, you get attacked by the keyboard mafia!

      Thanks Dxley, for trying to talk some sense into this lot of rainbow flag waving liberal extremists.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dixie Rect:


      Yes guys. This bisexual gets it that you monosexist gays don’t want to be seen as queer in any way. You want to be seen as just the same as straights in every possible way – except you’re not heterosexual, you’re homosexual.

      Sep 26, 2013 at 2:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: Thank you. We had this discussion in a conference of Hospital Chaplains and the very same conclusions were drawn. Bisexuals are more drawn toward gay contacts than female contacts. There really is no true orientation as bisexual, truth be told!

      Sep 26, 2013 at 10:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      @GeriHew: I’m a proud gay man. A MASCULINE gay man and I love men who love men. I don’t want a woman, a trans guy, a bisexual guy or a fem guy because they’re just not that attractive to me. I will NEVER forge a relationship with a bisexual man because they’re sexually frustrated creatures who will fuck anything that walks. I dated a bisexual guy once for only three months and it blew up in my face. Believe it or not he cheated on me with 6 people, 4 guys and 2 girls. And he wasn’t using protection with any of them, even myself included. Damn, he toyed with us. He just fucks and fucks. He still hasn’t changed, he was engaged to his boyfriend and they shared a house and his boyfriend left because his BISEXUAL fiance would go around fucking everything with a breath in its body. Sorry, but no. The poor guy had to tell his entire family that the man he loves just can’t keep his zipper up. Bisexual men are ALL like that. It’s just how they are and I’m not going to be part of it.

      Sep 27, 2013 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: What are you thanking me for?

      The truth be told I am bisexual and I do not subscribe to nonsense like: “Bisexuals are more drawn toward gay contacts than female contacts. There really is no true orientation as bisexual, truth be told!”

      Let alone (as the above clearly only stereotypes bisexual men) related claptrap such as: “Only women can be bisexual; men are either straight or gay.” & ” Bisexual women are really straight and bisexual men are really gay.” & “All women are bisexual; men are either gay or straight.”

      Who are you, or any of your (fellow?) Hospital Chaplains to say what is and isn’t “true” bisexual orientation? Clearly, YES CLEARLY, the reality is that human sexuality is a continuum, and bisexuality covers a very wide spectrum within the continuum. Bisexuality is actually the reason why human sexuality is a continuum: it comes in various forms. Each of which is just as “true” as any other form of bisexuality to the individual human who experiences it.

      Sep 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dxley: Transphobia and biphobia often walk hand in hand.

      And more often than not they are accompanied by homophobia.

      Sep 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: What…eva!!! the professional field in anything, you might be fortunate to understand… but I doubt it. (And I thought you were the intelligent kind… shame on me!!!)

      Sep 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @Dakotahgeo: *”If you enter the professional field in anything, you….”

      Sep 27, 2013 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: I might be fortunate to understand what?

      I understand this: “professionals” make mistakes. And mistakes can ruin your professional reputation – especially if you fail to learn from them.

      I have stated here that I am bisexual. If you wish to continue this conversation please tell me how you identify.

      Sep 28, 2013 at 2:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: I didn’t ask for a confession, but it was a nice touch! I really don’t care what you identify as… sorry!

      Sep 28, 2013 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      @GeriHew: You’re mad, guy!!! How can I be homophobic when I’m homosexual? I love dick. I suck it, and I love it inside of me and I’m good at sucking it(as long as it’s not a BISEXUAL dick). I don’t like trans, bi and fem guys. I’m sorry but they just make me sick.

      Sep 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dxley: I didn’t say you were homophobic Dxley.

      However I will say that you are clearly not very bright. And also I suspect that you probably would be homophobic as well as transphobic and biphobic if you were straight instead of gay.

      That’s not to say that I’m accusing you of being heterophobic, because that really would be absurd.

      Sep 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: You didn’t ask for a confession Pastor and I haven’t given you one.

      But let me give you one now. You are beginning to sound every bit as obnoxious and disappointing as our friend Dxley.

      Sep 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: Why….why….THANK YOU!!! roflmbo!!! Don’t some of you guys realize by now that you’re nothing but cheap entertainment for us wiser folk??
      Welllll… now you know, lolol. Thanks for the laughs… Bom fin semana!

      Sep 28, 2013 at 5:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: “cheap entertainment”?

      You didn’t pay to get in here did you?

      Sep 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: Nope, and it was worth every penny, lolol. One gets the quality they pay for. ;-)

      Sep 28, 2013 at 7:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      @GeriHew: Why are you mad? “Not very bright”? Yeah. I’m an engineer and I’m fantastic, my friend. I h*te you bisexual guys. You make me sick!!!

      Sep 28, 2013 at 11:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: That’s right O Wise One, I’m entertaining you for free. But “cheap” sounds so much more derogatory than “free” doesn’t it. Especially in the American vernacular.

      Anyway, you still haven’t told me how you identify so if you persist to evade the question I’m just going to assume that you’re straight.

      Sep 29, 2013 at 2:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dxley: I’m not mad.

      And I’m not a guy either.

      Sep 29, 2013 at 3:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      @GeriHew: Who gives a fuck? You’re still as fucked up as bisexual guys!

      Sep 29, 2013 at 3:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: LOLOL… there ya go… entertaining me again.

      Sep 29, 2013 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: Are you a member of The Lollard Society pastor Dak? You seem terribly fond of lolling.

      Sep 29, 2013 at 11:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: Unfortunately not, but I am a charter member of “The Society That Watches Feminine Queen Faggots Make Fools of Themselves”. Does that count? ;-) (And yes, that does include you even if you are female).

      Sep 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: I see.

      Well considering what has gone before I would expect to be included, along with Dixie Rect and his emetically obsessed chum I trust.

      But what is really far more apposite to the topic of this thread is whether or not Cassidy the homecoming queen is included.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 5:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      As a last statement for you, my comments 2, 6, 8, 29, and 35 are the crucial comments related to this article, plus any other positive comments. The rest are you and Dxley arguing and your disagreeing with me. That in itself is very telling.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 9:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: There’s nothing positive about this statement:

      “Bisexuals are more drawn toward gay contacts than female contacts. There really is no true orientation as bisexual, truth be told!”

      It’s a stupid load of ignorant bollocks.

      And therefore for me it seriously undermines all your previous positive and inclusive sounding comments related to this article.

      Keep on lolling straight boy. Bi Bi.

      Sep 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: My wonderful Brazilian partner would be laughing at you if I showed him your comments. Don’t you ever get annoyed at being wrong 100% of the time? That is extremely difficult to do, you realize that, don’t you? Hopefully, he will get the Fiancée Visa by next November and we do plan on being married on or before January 1, 2015!

      Sep 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: Honestly dear, you really don’t think I know you’re gay?

      Gay or straight a monosexual is a monosexual. But that doesn’t mean there’s no true monosexual orientation – the truth be told.

      I’m brighter than you Pastor. And if you haven’t realized that by now it really is about time you did.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: Yes, yes, yes… and you’re a staunch Republican/TeaPod lemming also, I’m told! Y’all jus’ keep on thinkin’ like that, y’hear?! LOLOL.

      Oct 1, 2013 at 3:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      @GeriHew: You’re still at it?

      Oct 1, 2013 at 7:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: Nope.

      I’m just British. And I’ll keep giving you tit for tat until all your chickens have come home to roost if you don’t stop trying to have the last word here. Because the only last words I’ll accept from you Pastor George are: “I’m sorry.”

      And I doubt you have the humility to say them. If the truth be told.

      Oct 2, 2013 at 6:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: LOLOL… It has nothing to do with humility, but you are quite right… pigs will fly before I apologize to people like you. I’m sorry that the great country of Great Britain has such a second class citizen such as you. In the USA, by my standards, we are all equal… some may NOT always be right… but we are equal. Sorry for you! Next? ;-)

      Oct 2, 2013 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: It is clear to me (as I trust it may possibly be to some others who may read this) that you are the one here, Pastor George, who has treated me not as an equal, based purely it seems on my stated sexual orientation and my defense of it in the face of your ignorance. And then later perhaps, upon my gender.

      It is you, Pastor George, who first spoke down to me as if I were some callow, naive youth who has yet to enter a profession. Based on what? Pray tell me? Oh, I know – I disagreed with something you said. In no uncertain terms I disagreed with something you said. After you had been so gracious as to agree with something I had said. And thus I was instantly transformed in your view from one of the “intelligent kind” to one that you could ridicule.

      Understand this. What you said was deeply offensive to me, as it called into question the truthfulness of the feelings of many people I closely identify with.

      It is you, Pastor George, who gradually revealed your deep-seated contempt for bisexual people when you turned your increasingly scornful and hectoring tongue on me.

      Once your view of me had changed you quickly gave up upbraiding Dxley and addressed all your subsequent comments to me.

      Give me a bigot like Dxley over a hypocrite like you any day. He spits his hatred in your face – at least in the virtual world. But you lecture others about GLBTIQ strength in unity and then turn around and stab people in the back with your baseless theories, supercilious jibes and endless, humourless, lollolloling.

      I must confess I find no wit in anything you say. The only thing that’s funny about you is how unwittingly contradictory you are.

      Oct 3, 2013 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      @GeriHew: As I have stated numerous times elsewhere on the internet blogs, and now to you: Your comments and salutary nuances are a Badge of Honor for me and I do humbly accept them as such. You do understand, of course, that nothing you say makes a difference and has no positive effect on me. Next?

      Oct 3, 2013 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GeriHew

      @Dakotahgeo: I have nothing more to say to you at this time.

      Now have the last word if you wish. The stage is all yours.

      Geri EXITS stage left.

      Oct 5, 2013 at 10:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      Not only I, but numerous others, thank for your entertaining comments and wish you nothing but the best! Kudos and blessings!

      Oct 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley

      A bigot like me? Don’t talk about me as if I ain’t here, you b!tch! I’m gonna kick your fucking German ass out of here. Wh0re!!!

      Oct 6, 2013 at 4:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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