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“This Is Complete And Utter Craziness”: High School Crowns The First Ever Transgender Queen, But Not Everyone Is Happy About That

Date September 20, 2018 10:26

Sweetwater Union High School is making the news by breaking social barriers. The school made history as it has crowned its first-ever transgender queen.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 18-year-old Karl Cruz can proudly call himself a homecoming queen thanks to the votes of his classmates. Cruz admits she was shocked by their decision, but feels happy to know that other students accepted her for who she is.

Everyone started cheering for me. I didn't really expect that from anyone. After the fireworks, I just started crying my eyes out.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The school’s principal, Maribel Gavin, was left emotional after she found out that Cruz was crowned queen, and she feels proud that Sweetwater Union High School can make every student feel safe attending it, including the ones that come from LGBTQ community.

I was extremely proud. I can't say I was surprised. Every single student should be accepted for who they are. They're all wonderful human beings that are here to learn.

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The world has started to accept transgender people

After Caitlyn Jenner, there are more transgender people coming into the spotlight. The 26-year-old Spanish stunner Angela Ponce will be representing Spain in the most famous beauty pageant in the world, Miss Universe.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ponce, who is openly transgender, was crowned as Miss Spain and will be taking part in the competition that will take place in the Philippines later this year.

But not everyone is there yet

However, some people are not happy about men taking up women’s roles. Whilst many social media users congratulated Karl Cruz with her win, others were not so pleased with it.

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