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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A 17-year-old East Meck High School student has become the first transgender teen crowned Homecoming King in North Carolina. The announcement was made during a halftime ceremony inside the school gym Friday Night.

Senior Blake Brockington received national attention following the nomination by his peers.
"Throughout my life I haven't always been treated equally as a male, so I've always wanted this and everybody has told me I couldn't do it. ‘You are a girl,' even though I've always identified myself as a male," said Brockington.

There were 13 seniors vying for the coveted title as king.  Brockington won, collecting the most money for the school's chosen charity, Mothering Across Continents. It's a non-profit organization that funds the building of schools in the Sudan.

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Almost as a side story, how cool is it that this school uses social activism as the way to choose the homecoming court - and then sticks to its own rules when the outcome probably surprised some people? Way to go, East Meck!

Originally posted to Wee Thoughts on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 07:10 AM PST.

Also republished by Good News, LGBT Kos Community, Invisible People, and TransAction.

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