(Huffington Post) A transgender activist who made headlines last year when he was crowned homecoming king at his Charlotte, North Carolina, high school has died.
Local paper The Charlotte Observer initially reported that Blake Brockington, 18, died Monday in an apparent suicide. The news was confirmed to The Huffington Post by Time Out Youth Center, a local LGBT support center where Brockington was a client.
"He was seen as a leader in the LGBT movement and social justice movement," said Rodney Tucker, executive director at the center. "We are all in shock and grieving here."
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