“Appalled” – Transgender Student Crowned Homecoming Queen Sparks Huge Backlash

A Missouri transgender girl won the title of a homecoming queen, sparking a debate online.

The Winner Beat Four Other Girls

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Tristan Young was crowned as homecoming queen at Oak Park High School in Kansas City.

She was selected by her fellow students, reportedly beating four other cisgender candidates, and the critics immediately seized the opportunity to bash her.

Anti-LGBTQ Bills Are Advancing Across The Country 

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The win comes as lawmakers in state legislatures across the country continue advancing a record-breaking number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills that restrict gender-affirming care and put restrictions on transgender people.

Eighty-Four Bills Became Laws

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Transphobic Language 

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Libs of TikTok account on X, with over 2.5 million followers, that has targeted transgender people, used transphobic language to describe Young’s victory. 

Dehumanizing Post About Young’s Victory

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The account posted an inflammatory post featuring a photo of Young alongside other homecoming contestants. 

Mocking the Teenage Girl

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It used a photo from the event to mock and target the teenage girl. 

“One of these people is a male with an Adam’s apple who won homecoming queen in @NKCSchools and 4 others are young girls who had their dreams crushed by a man. Can you guess which one is a male?”

Inflammatory Rhetoric

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An article on the Libs of TikTok substack website expressed frustration at Young’s victory, invoking inflammatory rhetoric. 

“Boys Are Just Better at Things Than Girls Are”

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“Oak Park High School students in Kansas City, Missouri just got sent a message loud and clear: boys are just better at things than girls are. Even at being a girl. Tristan Young, a male student who identifies as a female, was crowned the homecoming queen this week. He beat out four lovely female candidates because actually identifying as the gender that you are is like, sooo 2010.”

Parents Weigh In

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Anonymous parents’ quotes in the article also expressed strong disapproval of Young’s win.

One parent was quoted saying, “I’m appalled by NKC Schools’ continued support of the LGBT agenda… Having two homecoming “queens” that are boys is a disgrace to the NKC Schools community.” 

“As a Woman, It Breaks My Heart”

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“As a woman, it breaks my heart to see these girls get passed over and a man stealing what is rightfully theirs,” another one was quoted saying.

Not Everyone Agrees 

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The online reactions to Young’s victory haven’t been one-sided.

Many Support Young on Social Media

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Many rallied in support of the newly crowned homecoming queen, defending her win.

Justice Horn, the LGBTQ Commission of Kansas City Chair, congratulated on X. 

“I want to pause and congratulate Tristan for being crowned Oak Park High School’s Homecoming Queen! I uplift this against the transphobic comments against this young person who was named queen by their peers. I’m thankful the next generation of Kansas City is so kind,” Horn said.

“Trans women have a biological advantage in being popular with their high school classmates now,” said Ari Drennen of Media Matters.

Others Chimed In

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“So stunning & brave. Another reminder to all girls that men make the best women,” said Riley Gaines, a prominent advocate for the inclusion of transgender women in sports.

Young Was “The Nicest Person”

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There were also some comments in defense of Young, where Gaines talked about a personal experience with Young rejecting the idea of her indoctrination.

“Oak Park High School was my Alma Mater. Tristan Young was my friend. I can tell you from experience that Tristan Young wasn’t indoctrinated by a narrative. She was the nicest person I’ve ever had the pleasure of performing with. You have no idea what you’re talking about,” they wrote.

2023 Statistics for LGBTQ Bills

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More anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state houses this year than in each of the previous five years.

There has been an uptick in the number of LGBTQ Erasure bills that strip away dozens of legal protections and rights for LGBTQ+ people.

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