Transgender Teen Becomes Facebook Superstar After Homecoming Snub – Joe Peacock

Teens in Michigan couldn’t get a transgender student elected homecoming king by playing by the books — so they turned to Facebook.

After school officials at Mona Shores High School in Muskegon barred transgendered student Oak Reed from becoming homecoming king because he was born Oakleigh Marie Reed, a girl, students used social media to generate a swell of news coverage resulting in stories on the station Wood 8, front-page articles on and now, of course, AOL News.