Transgender Kid Denied Homecoming Bid

North Dallas High principal disqualifies student from court ballot

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    Tammye Nash/Dallas Voice
    Andy Moreno, left, and her sister Daisy.

    Like a lot of high school students, Andy Moreno wanted the chance to be on the school’s homecoming court.

    According to some news accounts, Moreno’s peers backed the bid for not just the court but homecoming queen.

    The principal at the school, North Dallas High School in Uptown, said, whoa, freeze, that ain’t gonna happen, or words to that effect. She hasn't given media interviews.

    She said no, apparently, because Moreno is a transgender female.

    Seems to be a matter of democracy denied or at least not allowed to work, which is, um, denied. If the kid wants to run, let her run and let the student body decide who they want as homecoming queen.

    It’s a popularity contest just as much, or more, as it is a physical attractiveness contest. Hey kids, two words: write-in candidate.

    Put the kid on the ballot and let the majority decide. You might just be surprised, whichever side of the issue you’re on.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Things have changed since he was in high school. Mostly his age.