Transgender Student Crowned Prom Queen At Boston Area High School

Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 4.45.55 PMFinally, a high school in America that knows a thing or two about treating its students equally!

Middleboro High School senior Cody Tubman was “all smiles” when crowned prom queen at her Boston-area high school’s prom last weekend. Tubman, who began identifying as transgender in ninth grade, says she feels “confident and comfortable” in her body, and has received nothing but support from fellow classmates and teachers.

“You’re always going to have people that understand you and if you’re different it’s going to be hard,” Tubman told CBS Boston. “It [being crowned prom queen] was kind of like a realization that people are accepting and it doesn’t really matter to them. So it was a good feeling.”

Tubman has even inspired her little sister to be comfortable in her own skin, something that’s not always easy for a seventh grader. “I’ve learned not to care what people think of me,” she said. “Just because they want to judge me doesn’t mean that they can bring me down.”

Congratulations, Cody! Your reign may be over next year, but the positivity you’re spreading will surely live on forever.

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  • Dixie Rect

    I am speechless.

  • Deepdow

    @Dixie Rect:


    (one can hope)

  • gauty

    Did you people see the comment section on the newspage that’s linked in the article??? WTF??? I want to track down every single one of those heinous hatemongers and chemically castrate them so they don’t further spread their evil in the world. I’m saddened and shocked that there’s still so many ignorant, bigoted, NASTY people in this day and age :(

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  • whatisthis

    @gauty: You’re shocked? You read the comments section of an AMERICAN news article and you’re SHOCKED you found it to be filled with Bible-thumpers and insecure, sexually repressed “straight” men? Congratulations, you’ve discovered American society.

  • balehead

    I’m surprised anyone can still be shocked these days….

  • Bozen

    Looks like a blonde tracy turnblad

  • MickeyP.

    Middleboro! I NEVER would have guessed this would happen there. But,I AM so proud that it did! I practically grew up there,spending a lot of my childhood there with my Grandmother! I did live there,for a few years,as I got older,too. Wonderful!

  • Billysees

    ” …a realization that people are accepting ……it was a good feeling. “….Cody said.

    Let’s hope that “good feeling” is experienced by others.

  • Billysees

    @gauty: No.3

    I just read some of those comments you were referring to.

    Those commenters would be so much better off if they knew and understood these few things —

    1. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way……….Romans 14:13

    2. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God……….Romans 15:7

    3. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love……….Ephesians 4:2

    4. Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble………1 Peter 3:8

    But that’s tough medicine for many to swallow.

    This may not be as popular with LGBT’s, but it still speaks important things —

    You may believe there’s nothing wrong with what you are doing or how you feel about yourself, so keep it between yourself and God.
    “BLESSED” are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something or thinking of themselves in the way they know is best for them………..Romans 14:22


  • miagoodguy

    That is one ugly prom queen. I wonder how many of those kids did it as a joke and just to poke the eyes of the adults.

  • Tackle

    We should be very careful in viewing this as an act of acceptance. I remember when I was in college and the students voted an 70 something plus greatgrand mother as college queen. They did that as a joke. And I feel this is the same thing. Did we forget? Kids can be cruel.

  • Cyn

    @Tackle: I thought the same thing, Tackle. Kind of Carrie-esque. At least she is taking it in good spirit.

  • Billysees

    No. 12 · Tackle

    No. 13 · Cyn

    Yes, Kids can be cruel and yes, she is taking it in good spirit.

    She’s doing the right thing and is exhibiting the best attitude.

    I’m sure she’s aware of cruelty but is playing along like a pro.

  • Tackle

    @Cyn: yes it is Carre-esque. And I hope you’re right about her taking it in good spirit.

  • Tackle

    @Billysees. Ditto

  • potato

    Another possibility is that the students felt obligated to vote for her to prove that they are not transphobic. I find that in groups of white cishet people who want to be progressive and liberal it is impossible to ever say anything bad against a member of a minority, even if you disagree with them or if they actually did something bad out of fear of being viewed as bigoted.

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