Transgender student crowned East Meck homecoming king

Published: Jul. 9, 2018 at 11:30 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A transgender student made history Friday after being crowned homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School.

Blake Brockington was born female, but identifies as male. He says his victory feels "amazing."

"I hope this makes everybody know that they can be themselves regardless of what anybody else says," the high school senior said after the halftime crowning ceremony. "Even though you go through some things and you have some negative encounters in your life – anything's possible. You can do anything you set your heart to."

Brockington says he raised the money that awarded him the crown via Time Out Youth, a local LGBT youth services agency.

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