Some unprecendented hometown pride came my way today thanks to this story on the CBC about a Connor Ferguson, an 18-year-old transgender woman who was voted Prom Queen at her high school.
The story was posted all over Facebook, and I got to do a very fun double-take when I started reading it: It was my high school! Trenton High School, situated in a shitty, conservative military town in between Toronto and Montreal. The same one that 10 years ago simply coming out as gay -- let alone as trans and then winning Prom Queen -- was essentially a sentence of torture. So I just wanted to give a massive shout-out to Connor Ferguson for being such a beautiful Prom Queen and a clear pioneer for my hometown, and to the folks at Trenton High School for clearly progressing well beyond what I ever expected of them.
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