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18-year-old Anry Fuentes is the first transgender latina on the cheerleading squad at Denair High School. Fuentes has been on the squad since April, but that was when she identified as male and cheered in a male cheerleading uniform. She later came out to her team...
"When I first tried out for the cheer squad, I wasn't like 'I'm going to be the first transgender girl,'" she told People. "I was just trying out because I wanted to be a cheerleader, and I wanted to dance and cheer."
So, what was their reaction? According to TheFlama, the cheerleaders were saying, "We're proud of you, and we love you for who you are.''
Aww, that's a great team, and awesome friends!
The team helped her raise $600 for a cheerleading uniform. In addition to the act of kindness, school officials have reported that Anry has not been treated any differently by her peers.
Now this is a story that makes me go "awww!"
I'm glad! Hopefully this will open the door for all the other transgenders who want to go into cheerleading!
For sure! :-)
@Danse @lanejlzero Be glad you're not dancers, gentlemen. I won't even tell you the prices of costumes. >.>
Well I was just considering golds value. If it was sewn with actual gold thread it would be more than 600 bucks lol. But you get my drift. People pay over a grand for designer purses so it's all ridiculous. @lanejlzero When I was in marching band back in the glorious school days I was the treasurer, and let me tell you that prices for school uniforms are just stupid. It's a school budget nightmare. 馃槵
This is the kind of news I love to hear. Bullying has become such a huge catch for the news that seeing this really warms the heart. Good for them! Having a united and supportive environment is crucial to any teen or person in general. 馃槂
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