Meet Transgender Homecoming Queen Cassidy Campbell

16-year-old Cassidy Campbell made history last night when she was crowned homecoming queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. This video clip from the local NBC news affiliate captures Cassidy’s joy when her name was called. Cassidy only began living as a female this year and has a series of YouTube videos where she has chronicled her transition. This might just be the first time a trans teen has been a high school homecoming queen.l Said Cassidy, moments after winning, “I am so proud to win this. Not just for me, but also for every kid — transgender, gay, straight, black, white, Mexican, Asian. It doesn’t matter, you can be yourself.”

Her Principal says he’s “proud his school is making news for sending a message of acceptance, tolerance and respect.”

h/t Towleroad