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Prom king controversy over transgender teen at Red Lion

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 24, 2013 2:11 PM
Rainbow flag, gay rights

(Red Lion) -- A transgender teenager in central Pennsylvania running for prom king is upset because he was listed instead for prom queen.

Students at Red Lion Senior High School who bought tickets for Saturday's prom were listed on the ballot for prom court. 18-year-old Issak Wolfe was campaigning for prom king when friends discovered he was listed by his birth name — Sierra Stambaugh — among the candidates for prom queen.

Wolfe says he's in therapy and plans to undergo a physical transition.

While the prom listing drew an outcry, he acknowledges he's enrolled in school under his birth name and says school officials are good people who made a bad decision.

School officials are declining to comment.

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