A transgender student in Georgia was allegedly told that he was not allowed on the prom king ballot at his high school, and if he wants to be a royal then he should be nominated for a prom queen. Dex Frier—who transitioned during his sophomore year—was surprised and elated to find out that his classmates elected him to be one of 6 prom king nominees. However, the school authorities were not ready to share this excitement. County Schools superintendent, Will Schofield, intervened and said the boy should either run as a queen or not run at all. A petition has been launched by fellow students asking the school’s administration to allow Frier to run as prom king and the petition has gained more than 16 thousand signatures. The petitioners say that they are “severely disappointed” in the Hall County School Board. Frier said he was told he couldn’t run to be prom king because he is not legally male. “The only way I was eligible to run for prom was to be put on the prom queen ballot,” he continued. He said it was “upsetting” and that the decision “suppressed” him.