A gay teenage boy in the US has been crowned prom queen by his fellow classmates. Watch a video of his coronation below.
Students at Danbury High School, Connecticut, voted Nasir Fleming their 2014 prom queen at the school’s senior prom last week (May 23), reports Queerty.
After winning the crown, the teenager posted a selfie (pictured below) on Instagram captioned with a Lady Gaga quote, which read: “I can be the queen that’s inside of me.”
In a statement on YouTube regarding his win, Fleming wrote:
“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.”
Watch the adorable video of the special moment below:
[youtube height=”350″ width=”665″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e-TbFxCTE4[/youtube]