While it is clearly a first for Marina High School in typically conservative Huntington Beach, Campbell is not the first homecoming title won by a trans student. ABC News notes that earlier this year, Katie Couric's show, Katie, featured a 19-year-old transgender teen named Devon who won the title of Junior Homecoming Princess at her high school, though her peers were unaware that she was born biologically male.
Regrettably but not unexpectedly, Campbell, who was born Lance and transitioned three years ago, faced some criticism from fellow students in the days leading up to homecoming, as well as on social media after she won. "They think that I'm just a boy doing this for fun, and I'm just a boy dressing up as a girl and trying to win a crown when that is completely the opposite of what it is," she said. "I've always seen myself as a girl." (ABC News)