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Student Crowned NC’s 1st Trans Homecoming King

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
A 17-year-old Charlotte high school student became North Carolina’s first transgender homecoming king Friday.

Pa. Schools Nix Transgender Homecoming King Entry

Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
A western Pennsylvania school board won’t let a student who was born female but identifies as male run for homecoming king.

Calif. Transgender Student Crowned Homecoming Queen

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Sep 23, 2013
A transgender teen had her dreams come true Friday night when she was named homecoming queen of her Huntington Beach, Calif., high school.

Binational Gay Couples Seeking Home in USA

By AMY TAXIN, LISA LEFF | Thursday Aug 9, 2012
Amid pressure from Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security officials reiterated that a foreigner’s longstanding same-sex relationship with a U.S. citizen could help stave off the threat of deportation.

2 Lesbians Elected as Homecoming Royalty at Calif. School

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Oct 31, 2011
The students of Patrick Henry High School in San Diego have named two young women, a lesbian couple, to the posts of Homecoming King and Queen.

How High School Proms Became Battlegrounds for Gender Identity Rights

By Conswella Bennett | Sunday Mar 6, 2011
A rural high school in Michigan making its prom gender neutral highlights the way schools choose proms & homecoming ’royalty’ has become the latest battleground for gender expression. EDGE examines the issue -- and looks at some brave students.

Lesbian Couple Cheered at Minn. High School

By Chris Williams | Monday Jan 31, 2011
A lesbian high school couple that had sued to walk into a Royalty Court together entered their assembly to the cheers of classmates, in a Minnesota school district where anti-gay bullying has consistently made headlines.

Transgender Texas Teen Wants to Run for Prom Queen

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Oct 7, 2010
A Texas school won’t allow a student to run for homecoming queen--because she is transgendered.

Mich. High School Students Fight for a Trans Prom King

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 29, 2010
A number of seniors at a Muskegon, Michigan high school voted for Oak Marshall as their homecoming king--but administrators refuse to allow him to compete for the title. The reason: Oak is officially registered at the school as a female student.
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