This is me, Peter Olewnik, I have been openly gay since my freshman year of high school and I was nominated for prom queen at my high school for my senior prom. I had many people bully me about it, kids told me that it wasn’t okay for me to be queen and that it was wrong, I had some kids even say they were going to do everything in their power to make sure that I didn’t win. Prom night came around and when it was time to announce the winner of prom queen, the whole crowd started chanting my name, and after waiting a month to find out, it was my name that was called! I was given a tiara and pink roses and even shared a dance with the prom king. Winning for me wasn’t about being the most popular kid or being the most attractive person, but it was showing all those kids who ever doubted me that I could be the queen and no matter how much you get put down for being who you are, you can always come out on top.