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Transgender Student Crowned Homecoming Royalty

A transgender student was crowned homecoming queen this weekend at the University of Northern Iowa, while a lesbian was elected homecoming king at Central Islip Senior High School in New York, reports The Advocate.

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Senior communications major Steven Sanchez, who was born male but identifies as both male and female, became the first transgender student to be homecoming queen at UNI in Cedar Falls. “I am completely speechless — I honestly didn’t even think I would win,” Sanchez, who uses male pronouns, told the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier after being crowned Friday. “I am going to do everything I can to continue supporting the LGBT community and encourage everyone to get involved on campus no matter what it is.”

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