Gay Male Teen Wins Prom Queen, Gives Message Of Love


Rock on, Nasir.

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."