Transgender Student Denied Opportunity To Become Prom King
Senior Issak Wolfe was excited to run for prom king this year at his Pennsylvania High School. Without warning, his name was placed on the wrong side of the ballot.
18-year-old Issak Wolfe, a senior student at Red Lion High School, hoped to be elected king at his school’s prom later this year.
The York Dispatch reports:
"Issak decided he wanted to run for prom king, complete with making flyers and posters. He said he double-checked with the prom committee and adviser, among others, that he would be listed on the ballot for prom king. With his friends around him last Wednesday in the cafeteria ready to vote, they realized his name was on the ballot, but on the wrong side. Issak was listed as Sierra Wolfe, prom queen candidate."
Issak's girlfriend, Taylor Thomas, posted to Have A Gay Day on Facebook, and the post quickly gained over 30,000 likes.
"I would like an apology, at a minimum," Issak said. "I wasn't given a fair opportunity. I mean, if I don't win, I don't win... but I'm not a queen."
According to the York Daily Record, the school district has issued a statement saying: "for the safety and well-being of the students at RLASHS, the family, staff and administration ask that you respect our privacy in this matter."