But his official records at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon, Michigan list him as female, and so — the school says — they couldn’t let him serve as homecoming king.
Never mind that the students of the senior class voted him in. Never mind that his peers, his teachers, his fellow band geeks think of him as a boy. Never mind that HE’S A GUY. The school overruled all that, and put someone else in the homecoming court in his place last Friday.
Oak Reed received the most votes for homecoming King. Period. Our school not only lied to students, but they also promoted transphobia. Our school has made it clear that they don’t want a transgendered student to represent Mona Shores. As students, we must stand up to assert the rights of Oak, and transgendered students everywhere.
After the craziness of Homecoming is over, students are encouraged to wear “Oak is my King” t-shirts on October 1st.
Oak is so my King, and I don’t care who knows it.