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Meet the first transgender cheerleader in Stanislaus County

Meet the first transgender cheerleader in Stanislaus County


TOOLS. KELLIE: SHE’S BEING CALLED THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY. AS KCRA3’S MELINDA MEZA REPORTS, THE SCHOOL, TEACHERS, AND FRIENDS ARE RALLYING AROUND ANRY FUENTES. ♪ MELINDA: THEY DENAIR HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING SQUAD GIVES A LOT OF CHEERS. AND ANRY FUENTES SAYS SHE IS GLAD TO BE A PART OF IT. SHE IS THE FIRST TRANSGENDER CHEERLEADER IN THE SCHOOL AND IN THE COUNTY. I AM PROUD OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR YOURSELF. MELINDA: SHE HAS BEEN GETTING SUPPORT FROM FRIENDS, STAFF, EVEN PARENTS AT THE SCHOOL. I DID NOT THINK I WOULD GET AS MUCH AS SUPPORT AS I AM GETTING. IT FEELS REALLY NICE. MELINDA: SHE SAYS IT HAS NOT BEEN THAT EASY. HER OWN MOTHER KICKED HER OUT OF THE HOUSE WHEN SHE DECIDED TO BE OPENLY TRANSGENDER. SHE BEGAN HER SOPHOMORE YEAR ATTENDING THE SCHOOL AS HENRY FUENTES. I CAME OUT AS GAY BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT I WAS AT FIRST. BUT I WAS A GIRL ALONG. MELINDA: SHE TRIED OUT FOR CHEER AS A BOY LAST YEAR BUT THAT DID NOT WORK OUT. AFTER A LOT OF HARD WORK, SHE TRIED OUT AGAIN AND MADE IT. I’M THINKING EVERY BUDDY THOUGHT I WAS A MALE. I WAS ALREADY TELLING PEOPLE I WAS TRANSGENDER. BUT I’M THINKING THEY HAD THE IDEA IS GOING TO WHERE THE GUY UNIFORM. I CONTACTED THE COACH AND ASKED IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH ME WEARING THE GIRL UNIFORM. MELINDA: THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS — IT IS REALLY SIMPLE DECISION. ALL KIDS ARE INTENDED — ARE ENTITLED TO EQUAL ACCESS THROUGH PUBLIC EDUCATION. WHEN YOU MAKE THE DECISION TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN THESE SITUATIONS COME, IT IS A VERY EASY SOLUTION. GIVE THEM EQUAL ACCESS. MELINDA: NOW SHE SAYS SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO DEFEND HERSELF. SHE JUST HAS TO BE TRUE TO HERSELF.

10 thoughts on “Meet the first transgender cheerleader in Stanislaus County”

  1. – it's a shame the girl's are forced to participate in this boy's acting out. They don't understand he has a mental health problem.

  2. this is sick were do you draw the line on whats acceptable.whats going to be next letting the principle be a child molester.that is someones son

  3. What a joke.
    Why is a mental problem of one mental person's issues forced on everyone else.
    What a messed up person.
    You r what God made u. Except it. Anything else goes against God's law. Its called sin in the eye of the only oppion that matters."GOD'S "
    Just because you have mental issues and want to pretend your somthing your not. Does not change anything. Just don't exspect everyone else to blindly support your sinful stupidity.

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