When Nasir Fleming, of Danbury, Connecticut heard that he was being nominated for his high school's prom court, he decided to make a statement. Instead of running for prom king, he put in his name for prom queen. And he won, to thunderous applause.
Though he himself is not transgender, Nasir took a moment to send out a message of love for all LGBT community members on YouTube: "Even though I identify as male, winning this title is a statement against transphobia. As gay people, more or less, are becoming accepted in society, transgendered people are still discriminated against severely. If I can win a title that is outside of my gender, there is no reason why a trans-person should have any problems winning titles in his/her gender (Prom Queen, Miss America, etc). Stop the hate, start the love."