Transgender homecoming queen joins NoH8 campaign
The California teen that made the news last week as the first transgender teenager to win the title of homecoming queen at Marina High School, has joined Adam Bouska’s NOH8 campaign.
The teen, Cassidy Lynn Campbell, posed for photos for the project which began as a campaign against California’s anti gay marriage ballot – Proposition 8.
Celebrity photographer Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley started the project in 2008 as a grass roots protest and began by photographing everyday Californians who opposed the bill.
Soon hundreds of celebrities had jumped on board to lend their support garnering the campaign international attention.
Whilst Campbell received a lot of support and congratulations for her Homecoming win, the teenager also experienced a backlash which caused her to post a YouTube video describing the negative comments she’d received, sparking Bouska’s attention and an offer to pose for NOH8
In her YouTube Campbell says:
"I don't understand why people have to be so ignorant and not understand. I am a girl, and I've always felt like a girl ever since I was a baby... I just want to be happy because I deserve to be happy, just like any other human. To be happy is all I want.”
Since posting the video Campbell has met with Bouska and Parshley to shoot her NoH8 image.
You can watch her tearful post on Youtube below.