In Charlotte, North Carolina, friends and community members mourned the passing of a local transgender youth activist Blake Brockington, who committed suicide, QNotes reported. Brockington, 18, was a 2014 graduate of East Mecklenburg High School.
Last year, he was nominated and later crowned homecoming king as an openly transgender student after winning a fundraising competition and drawing in thousands of dollars for a charity the school chose. Brockington, who came out as transgender in his sophomore year of high school, was active in the school band, where he served as drum major for two years.
Windy City Times ran a profile of Brockington in February 2014; see www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Transgender-Homecoming-King-fulfills-dream/46227.html .
The original article is at goqnotes.com/34689/young-transgender-activist-blake-brockington-mourned/ .