Transgender teen crowned homecoming queen at California high school
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HUNTINGTON, Calif. - A transgender teen in California made history Friday night.
Cassidy Campbell was one of five students in the running for her school's homecoming queen. And on Friday night, during the Marina High School's homecoming game, she was crowned homecoming queen.
The 16-year-old fell to her knees and broke down in tears after the announcement.
She is hoping her win helps inspire other teens like her.
"I wasn't doing this for me, I was doing this for so many others," Campbell said. "If this could help one child or more, or hundreds or thousands or millions, then it was more than worth it."
She's the first transgender teen at the Huntington Beach school to be nominated to the homecoming court and the first transgender teen in the country to be named homecoming queen.
Campbell was born a male but said she has always felt like a girl. In high school, she started living her life as a girl and took estrogen injections and hormone blockers prescribed by a doctor, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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