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The Transgender Gal Just Named William & Mary’s Homecoming Queen


THE SHOT — Jessee Vasold, who identifies as “gender-queer,” is voted William and Mary’s first-ever transgender homecoming queen, of which there are no rules on gender. On Saturday the college junior took the halftime field as W&M played James Madison. Says Vasold: “I was kind of surprised that I won because I knew the other girls running. I know that they’re really friendly; they’re wonderful people, so I was unsure.” Adds W&M President Taylor Reveley: “I knew Jessee before … (It’s) a little more publicity than normal for a homecoming queen, but it’s just fine.”