JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A transgendered student in a Pennsylvania high school who identifies as male says he will run for homecoming queen after being barred from running for king.
Kasey Caron, a senior at Richland High School in Johnstown, said he plans to have gender reassignment surgery at some point. He told WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, after the school board told him he was legally female because that was the gender on his driver's license he changed the license, only to be told his birth certificate makes him female.
The board made a final ruling Monday night that left the matter in the hands of high school administrators -- who say Caron, 17, is female.
Caron said he is disappointed, although he said if he is elected homecoming queen he will "make the best of it."
"Another transgender kid is going to come through this school again one day and there will be no precedent set for their case, and they will have to fight the same battle," he said.