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.
“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.
I’ve worked so hard to be comfortable with myself through my #jbhs career. This year I challenged myself to run for #HOCO #queen and got support form everyone at school except for my principal who said I’m not allowed,w no explanation why
RT 4 #justice pic.twitter.com/INOx3YGykY
— Marquis Monroe (@Marquismonroee) October 2, 2018
“He didn’t have the right to do and so I took it to social media. It went viral on social media,” said Monroe.