Seniors at McFatter Technical High School in Davie, Florida have chosen a bullied transgender teen, Andrew Viveros, and a gay teen, Juan Macias, as their prom queen and king, writes Steve Rothaus at the Miami Herald:
Andrew said some McFatter teens pleaded with school management not to allow her to run for queen.
“Many students have started a petition to have me removed from the ballot,” Andrew wrote last week in a Facebook message. “They also are outraged and say I am making a mockery of prom, because I am going in an evening gown.”
Last year, school officials suggested Andrew not dress as a female in class and to “tone it down,” she said.
“This year we got a new principal and she’s very supportive of me,” Andrew said, even encouraging her to run for prom queen. “She said “Stay in the running. Don’t back down for anything.’”
McFatter seniors who voted Friday night also chose a prom king: Juan Macias, a 17-year-old gay male senior.
Andrew, also known as Andii, plans to change her name to Andrea after she transitions. She also has incredibly supportive parents who took her shopping for her gown.
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