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Orange County High School Elects Transgender Homecoming Queen

"It doesn't matter. You can be yourself."

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Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., elected a transgender homecoming queen Friday.

Transgender teen, Cassidy Campbell, named homecoming queen in Huntington Beach. http://t.co/jjqGuoflHG

KTLA

@KTLA

Transgender teen, Cassidy Campbell, named homecoming queen in Huntington Beach. http://t.co/jjqGuoflHG

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Cassidy Lynn Campbell, 16, says she couldn't be herself until this year when she began living her life as a female.

Transgender teen is crowned homecoming queen. We'll hear from @xocassidylynn at 11.

Kim Baldonado

@KimNBCLA

Transgender teen is crowned homecoming queen. We'll hear from @xocassidylynn at 11.

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Campbell told KTLA, "I'm so proud to win this not just for me but for everyone out there and for every kid -- transgender, gay, straight, black, white, Mexican, Asian. It doesn't matter, you can be yourself."

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@mellyhoop

YES CASSIDY LYNN WON

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THIS JUST IN: Marina High School transgender senior Cassidy Lynn Campbell selected as homecoming queen

ABC7 Eyewitness News

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THIS JUST IN: Marina High School transgender senior Cassidy Lynn Campbell selected as homecoming queen

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Transgender teen wins homecoming queen at OC high school, @KimNBCLA reports. http://t.co/t92ReN7tnB

NBC Los Angeles

@NBCLA

Transgender teen wins homecoming queen at OC high school, @KimNBCLA reports. http://t.co/t92ReN7tnB

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