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US: Another trans student wins homecoming title

Concord High's Ray Ramsey was overwhelming favourite of student body

Transgender student Ray Ramsey was crowned homecoming king of Concord High School in a landslide victory. Credit: concordmonitor.com

A transgender student in New Hampshire was crowned homecoming king of his high school, the Concord Monitor reports.

Ray Ramsey, 17, who came out as transgender in his junior year, told the Monitor that both his home and Concord High School have been supportive environments.

Ramsey's win follows last month's crowning of another transgender high schooler, Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was chosen homecoming queen of Marina High School in Huntington Beach.

Following Campbell's victory, her school principal praised the "message of acceptance, tolerance and respect" that her win represented. It's a message that was echoed by the head of Ramsey's school, Gene Connolly, who hailed Concord High's student body for having "a heart" and knowing "what's right."

In Pennsylvania, Kasey Caron was not as lucky as Campbell and Ramsey.

Richland School Board administrators told Caron he couldn't run for homecoming king, even though he identifies as male.

While Caron’s driver's licence now reflects his preferred gender identity, a school board solicitor has said that a person’s gender reassignment must be certified by a physician for the state to recognize the change, Pink News reports.