Orlando student makes history as school’s first out transgender homecoming queen

By: | October 1, 2021

Like many high schools across the United States, Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida elects a homecoming court each fall, including a king and queen. And like many high school girls, Evan Bialosuknia dreamed of winning queen. But Evan’s win would be historic – as the first transgender queen elected.

“Every year, a beautiful girl wins homecoming queen and that’s how it always is,” Bialosuknia told CBS News. “Ever since I was little, I was like, ‘I want to be a queen, I want to be that star in a moment of glory.”

The 17-year-old high school senior started campaigning on social media, putting it out to her classmates that she wanted to win the title. She said the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance also helped her campaign, messaging club members and encouraging them to vote for the school’s first trans homecoming queen.

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