The Rainbow MinuteThe Rainbow Minute
Thursday, November 17, 2011
At first they taunted and called her names, even writing on her locker. But then the seniors at McFatter Technical High School in Florida elected 17-year-old Andrew Viveros their 2011 Prom Queen.
Known as Andii and born male, she had publicly presented herself as female for the past two years. She plans to change her name to Andrea sometime in the future.
Running against 14 contestants, she was shocked when they called her name. Some students were against her running, but with the support of her parents and a new school principal who encouraged her not back down, she accepted the crown while wearing her royal blue evening gown.
Her parents, Oscar and Bernadette, now view Andrew as a straight female and remember their trip to Disney World when the much younger Andrew wanted to try on Cinderella’s dress.
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