Transgender Teen Takes on School Board to Join the Boys on Homecoming Court
Kasey Caron, a senior at Richland High School in Johnstown, PA, did some very brave things recently: he decided to run for homecoming court, and he decided to publicly come out as transgender. Initially, the school didn't seem to have a problem with Kasey running for the boy's court.
"As I'm sure you all know," Kasey wrote, "we will soon be voting for the students who will be on this year's homecoming court. Now, Richland is doing an awesome thing this year by recognizing and allowing me to run for homecoming court as a male. This is a big deal to me, since all my life I have been trying desperately to fit into a male role, and just be one of the guys. For those of you who are unaware, I identify as a FTM (female to male) transgender … This is the first time I have really come out and said this publicly. Most of my close friends already know, and I've been listed as male on Facebook for years, but I suppose now is a really good time to just get this out there. I honestly don'tRead More »from Transgender Teen Takes on School Board to Be Allowed on Boys' Homecoming Court