Transgender teen says homecoming-queen dream is 'bigger than me'

The Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2013

On Friday, a high school transgender senior in Huntington Beach will learn whether she will become one of five finalists for homecoming queen.

It's a quest that first swept through Cassidy Campbell's mind last year, but she pushed the impulse aside. It would just be a joke, she told herself.

Now the senior sees it as a chance to make a statement.

At Marina High's homecoming pep rally Friday, the field of 10 homecoming queen candidates will be narrowed to five. Hours later, the queen will be crowned at the school's football game.