He complained that the other kids kept staring at him. Seriously, you have pink hair and you are surprised at the attention that brings?
At least he had a little group of "fag hag" girls who kept him company. I don't think I taught any boys who would befriend this girl.
Working in an office a number of years ago, I happened to overhear a conversation between two female co-workers. One was what I considered to be unattractive and in addition she had dyed her hair bright orange, and wore very brightly colored short dresses and stockings. The kicker was the coat she wore looked like it had been made out of ostrich feathers and dipped in day-glo.
I heard her tell her co-worker "When I walk around, men are always undressing me with their eyes." I think I suffered a hernia that day try to choke back the laughter.
I predict that not only will the boys not befriend this girl (boy wannabe), she/he will be lucky if they just ignore her/him-more likely to beat the tar out of her/him.