CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 17-year-old transgender senior at East Mecklenburg High School has been nominated by his peers to run for homecoming king. The winner — whoever raises the most money for an international charity — will be crowned this Friday at East Meck’s homecoming basketball game.
Blake Brockington, who’s spent all four years of high school at East Meck, says winning the homecoming king race would raise awareness and provide an example for other transgender youth.
“I honestly feel like this is something I have to do,” says Brockington, noting few other transgender male students have had the opportunity.
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