A high school is in Missouri has given the award of homecoming queen to a male student who dresses as a female. This is the second time the school has given the award to a boy.
Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri, recently named a male student homecoming queen after he beat four female competitors on his way to crown.
“Thank you so much oak park. i am so overwhelmed with love and gratitude, and it is all your doing. I am forever thankful that you have chosen me to be your homecoming queen,” Tristan Young wrote on Instagram, according to Outkick.
“I have had a very difficult high school journey, but having the support of my friends, family and oak park has helped tremendously, I truly don’t know where I would be without it," the student added.
Young's Instagram profile only lists the text "conquering femininity" in the biography section.
"Congratulations to Oak Park Homecoming Queen Tristan Young!" wrote North Kansas City Schools on their page:
Strangely enough, Young is not the school's first male homecoming queen. The now long-standing tradition dates back to 2015 when Oak Park crowned Landon Patterson with the prestigious title.
“I was up there with all the other girls, so I felt like a normal girl. They think I represent Oak Park, and that meant the world to me,” Patterson said.
“He’s a cute boy, but a beautiful girl,” his mother, Debbie Hall, claimed. “All along, since Landon was little, [we] knew Landon was different,” Hall added. "I just assumed, like everybody else, that he was gay."
Patterson transitioned that same year en route to being crowned with the traditionally female title.
At the time, Patterson also said he wanted to be a hair and makeup artist and wanted to help other transgender youth.
Patterson now goes by the moniker "Lana Luxx," describing himself as the "Japanese Barbie" of Kansas City, as well as a "showgirl" while using the pronouns "she/her."
Patterson routinely posts photos of himself in lingerie and bikinis.
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