NC transgender teen fights for right to run for homecoming queen

Marquis Monroe

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) — For Jack Britt High School senior Marquis Monroe, homecoming meant more than just a high school dance.

Monroe said the high school event is a chance for her to represent who she truly is inside.

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“It made me feel more comfortable being able to run as queen instead of king. Because I identify more as queen than king,” Monroe said.

The high school’s principal initially told Monroe she could not run for queen.

“He didn’t have the right to do and so I took it to social media. It went viral on social media,” said Monroe.

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