Being prom queen or king may not seem like a big deal to everyone, but when trans students are affirmed by their peers and schools it provides a glimmer of progress. For a long time, trans students who vied for these positions or won the popular votes at their school were denounced by their school’s administration or stripped of their titles under bogus reasoning like not having their legal gender markers changed. In recent years, the tide changed and a number of trans students have stood firm in their identities with the support of their families and other classmates. Some of these amazing trans royals didn’t grab the title easily, but somehow they all managed to come out on top. We salute them!