Thursday, October 27, 2016
Our First Trans Homecoming Queen Of The 2016-17 School Year Is...
I was wondering in the face of all the conservahate being ramped up against the transgender community right now if there would be any trans masculine or trans feminine homecoming kings or queens crowned during this 2016-17 school year.
Well, I'm happy to announce that we have our first that I'm aware of trans feminine homecoming queen that has been crowned in this 2016-17 school year and surprise, surprise it was in North Carolina. .
Yes, the same North Carolina where Hate Bill 2 is still on the books despite the over $400 million (and counting) in economic damage it has done.
The same North Carolina in which the first trans masculine homecoming king in Blake Brockington committed suicide a year after making that history.
The 18 year old senior came out as trans during her freshman year, and despite all the drama and hardships Milian has faced, was crowned homecoming queen on October 24 after being elected by her classmates at Overhills High School in Spring Lake, NC on October 21.
She is the first out trans feminine homecoming queen in North Carolina.
Besides plans to eventually go on hormones, and go to cosmetology school, what she'd really like to do is become an advocate. "Being crowned homecoming queen was just the first step. I want to help my community and continue to make a difference."
Congratulations Selena and hope the rest of your senior year is as fabulous and memorable as the start of it.