Cassidy Lynn Campbell, the 16-year-old transgender student who was
crowned homecoming queen on September 20, has joined the NOH8
The Huntington Beach, California Marina High School senior broke
down crying when gold and blue balloons announced her as the winner
during the school's homecoming football game.
teen crowned homecoming queen.)
“I think it really shows the progress of the times,” she told
But in a nearly 9-minute YouTube video posted the following day,
Campbell said that some people reacted to her win with “negative
and ignorant” remarks.
homecoming queen Cassidy Campbell faces negative backlash.)
The NOH8 Campaign raises awareness and fund for LGBT rights
causes. It started as a protest against passage of Proposition 8,
California's now-ended gay marriage ban. Celebrities and everyday
folks are photographed with their mouths duct taped and the
campaign's familiar “NOH8” slogan often written on one cheek.
her photograph, Campbell is wearing a white shirt and making a
peace sign with one hand.