ALL HAIL THE QUEEN

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.