CONCORD, N.H. (CBS Connecticut) — A transgender student was named homecoming king at a New Hampshire high school.
According to the Concord Monitor, Concord High School crowned 17-year-old Ray Ramsey, born Rachael, as homecoming king after he was nominated by Tide Pride, a school club for LGBT students.
“I just lost it,” he told the Monitor after winning and becoming the first transgender student to be elected homecoming king at Concord High.
Ramsey admitted to friends and family that he liked girls in the eighth grade and then came out as transgender during his junior year. He also recalled telling a friend in kindergarten he dressed as a boy because he was a “boy-girl.”
“I don’t know why, but I remember saying that, and thinking back now it’s an accurate description,” Ramsey told the Monitor.
Homecoming queen Anna Robert said Ramsey deserved his coronation as homecoming king.
“He’s just been through a lot, and he’s just a really strong person,” Robert told the Monitor. “When I heard his name called, I was like, ‘I can’t even believe it,’ you know?”
The Monitor reports that Ramsey is considering gender reassignment surgery and taking hormone treatments.
“He doesn’t fear any of the repercussions of being completely who he is, and that’s one of the most inspirational things about him,” Robert told the Monitor.
Just last month transgender student Cassidy Lynn Campbell was crowned homecoming queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif.