Cassidy Lynn Campbell (LA TIMES)

Cassidy Lynn Campbell of Huntington Beach California was named Homecoming Queen of Marina High School on Friday, September 20. Transgender Law Center sends a big congrats her way!

Marina High School has policies in place to make sure transgender students like Cassidy are able to fully participate at school as their authentic selves, and has embraced Campbell as a part of the student body just like all the other girls.

“Running for high school homecoming queen represents a right of passage for many young women across our nation. By running for – and winning! – the homecoming crown at Marina High School, Cassidy Campbell proves that she has earned acceptance and respect from her fellow students,” said Masen Davis, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center. “That she has done this as an out transgender woman makes the accomplishment even more impressive. Congratulations Cassidy! Congratulations Marina High! Thanks for showing America what transgender youth can do when they are given the opportunity to succeed in school.”

The Principal of Marina High School Paul Morrow told KTLA News, “Were proud of the message from home of the Vikings has been one of equity, acceptance, tolerance and respect.”

Last year, another California transgender teen Devon Marchant was on the Katie Couric Show, where she talked about being crowned Homecoming Princess.

Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the School Success and Opportunity Act which makes clear that schools have a legal responsibility to allow all students, including transgender students, to fully participate at school. Anti-LGBT organizations are currently attempting to have the law repealed.