Meet One High School’s First Trans Homecoming Queen

01.18.19
Oakland senior Luis Sala was Castlemont High School's first trans homecoming queen. (Illustration: Breena Nuñez)
01.18.19

Oakland senior Luis Salas didn’t plan on being homecoming queen. The Castlemont High School student only threw her hat in the ring a day before the deadline to get into the homecoming queen race.

“I kept asking around…was there any homecoming queen that was trans
before? And everybody said, ‘No. If you run and you win, you’ll be the first,'” Salas told YR Media reporter Emiliano Villa.

Watch the video to see Salas’ complete interview and find out what it was like to win the crown. And check out the photos below of Salas on the day she won.

Luis Salas on homecoming. (Photo courtesy Salas)
Luis Salas on homecoming. (Photo courtesy Salas)
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