Monday, February 04, 2019
A Trans Homecoming Queen Reigns In Forsyth County, GA
It was a huge and delightful surprise when I learned that the latest trans homecoming queen lives there.
She started wearing makeup and doing drag in high school, and that only intensified the transphobic and homophobic hatred and public bullying being aimed at her.
She didn't come out as trans until December, and was just simply looking forward to graduating and leaving Forsyth County for a more welcoming environment and to be girl like us herself.
That was until two of her classmates, Midori and Nicole, nominated her for homecoming queen.
She discovered when she won, she had far more support at Forsyth Central High than she thought she had, and hopes her historic win helps normalize the lives of trans people. She also hopes it helps trans kids to not be afraid to dream big.
"I want trans individual stories to be heard, and visibility is everything. I want to inspire other trans youth to know you can do it," said Baum.
"Break boundaries! Make History! Rock that sash!"|
Congratulations Charlie for making that history, in Forsyth County of all places.