A transgender teen at Mona Shores High School in Michigan has been stripped of the title of Homecoming King.
In a recent tally of votes at the high school, Oakleigh Marshall (otherwise known as Oakleigh Reed) was voted the top of the court. However, this teen is in mid transition from female to male. School administrators revoked the votes stating the rules were to vote for a boy as king and girl as queen.
As you can imagine, the news of the dethroning is heating up in the hallways of the school and on Facebook with a group for his support titled “Oak is My King“.
“It’s the senior class that votes for their representative,” Marshall said. “What they did was taking away the voice of the senior class.”
Oakleigh is most confused of the situation considering his teachers were accepting his FTM transition, referring to him with male pronouns and allowing him to wear the male band uniform and also to wear the male cap and gown for graduation.
“Because Oakleigh is registered at the school as a woman, he can not be eligible for homecoming king,” said the principal of the school. “The decision is crystal clear.”
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