huffingtonpost.com A gay Connecticut teen made local history after being named Prom Queen, calling his surprise victory a statement against transphobia. White Plains Patch reports that Danbury High School students had initially wanted Nasir Fleming to serve as both Prom King and Queen. Still, the 17-year-old opted for the latter title and donned a rhinestone tiara at the dance, arguing, "If a person can win a title for a different gender, why can’t a transgender person win that title?” Fleming, who is not transgender himself, wrote on his YouTube page, "Even though I identify as male, winning this title is a statement against transphobia. to read more: huffingtonpost.com
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