Alan Belmont and Anastacia Cohen
Alan Belmont and girlfriend Anastacia Cohen

Quoting Indianapolis channel 13:

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – When Alan Belmont was named Prom King at North Central High School this weekend, he knew he was likely making school history.

17-year-old Alan Belmont is transgender.

“They announced my name, and the crowd cheered so loud and it warmed my heart so much. The whole night was full of people cheering me on so seeing that they voted for something so big was incredible,” Belmont said, celebrating with his date and girlfriend, Anastacia Cohen.

The high school junior came out as transgender his sophomore year of high school.

“This year, I’ve had a surge of confidence and have been the most proud I’ve ever been,” Belmont said.

I do not know whether or not this was a vote for Alan or a vote against his would-be oppressors. It probably doesn’t matter. Could they have the same result in a Mississippi high school? Maybe not and that should be a concern for them as much as it is for the LGBT community. You know. That whole critical thinking thing.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.