High school names transgender teen homecoming queen

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A high school transgender student made history this weekend after she was named her school's homecoming queen.

According to WDAF Landon Patterson was born a boy, but had for most of her life identified as a girl. On Saturday Patterson was named homecoming queen by Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Mo., during the school's homecoming game.

“I've dreamt about it, freshmen year like 'oh I wanna be that girl out there walking,'” Patterson told WDAF.

Said friend Kimmy Crane-Allen, "It was so overwhelming for me because she deserves that, she deserves nothing but the best in life because she gives nothing but the best to the people that she comes across.”

According to WDAF Patterson had fully transitioned to a woman this past year.

"To have my students and friends vote for me, makes me feel welcomed and loved for who I am,” Patterson told the station.

Added Patterson: "“Be you. Life is too short, you just have to embrace who you are.”