Transgendered Homecoming Queen Suffers Backlash

The Internet is full of jerks, as usual


Bullies ruined a transgender teen's first days as a homecoming queen.

Cassidy Lynn Campbell, 16, cried tears of joy on Friday when she won the crown at her California high school, but euphoria turned to anguish when hate-filled comments began to roll in.

"I can never have something good happen to me and people just be happy for me — never," the sobbing teen said in a YouTube video posted Saturday. "I'm always judged and I'm always looked down upon."

Students at Marina High School crowned Cassidy on Friday, making her the first transgender student to win the title in the history of the Huntington Beach, Calif., school.