Transgender teen crowned Prom King at Massachusetts high school

Transgender teen crowned Prom King at Massachusetts high school

A transgender teen has been crowned prom king at Barnstable High School in Hyannis, Cape Cod.

Nick James Bulman, who was previously known as Nicole, came out as a transgender man last summer and began living as his authentic self - additionally taking the male hormone testosterone and having top surgery.

In the video below, a transgender man who gave birth to a baby boy shares his story: 

According to the Cape Cod Times, the teenager has had a great deal of support from his friends and family, and this was reflected by him being crowned Prom King at his school's Great Gatsby-themed bash on Friday.

Two teenagers at prom. Credit: Instagram / @realspicegod

"It was … really awesome," he said in an interview with the paper. "All my friends hugged me and congratulated me."

The teen added that when he came out as a transgender man, he never expected to receive so much support.

Bulman's prom was held at the town's Resort and Conference Center and his date, Kalyani Clarke, was crowned prom queen.

Two teenagers taking a selfie at prom. Credit: Instagram / @realspicegod

“[He] was a great candidate [for prom king] … He's just an all-around great person,” said class adviser Lyn Vazquez.