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The University of Northern Iowa Crowns Transgender Homecoming Queen


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An Iowa University crowned its first ever transgender for their 2013 Homecoming celebration. Steven Sanchez, 21 was born male, but has identified himself as both male + female for a number of years. On last Friday, Steven was crowned as QUEEN at The University of Northern Iowa Homecoming Dance.

STEVEN-SANCHEZ-570[Photo Credit | University of Northern Iowa]

Sanchez, who was bullied during his high school years which forced him to drop out, stated:

“I never would have thought years ago that I’d be standing on a stage, people cheering for me because they’d voted me homecoming queen. It was unbelievable. It was that moment when I realized I went from being so low that I was literally trying to end my life, to right now I’m so in love with life and I feel like life is so beautiful.” (USA Today)

Since moving to Iowa from a community college in Texas, Steven has become a crowd favorite from performing “Lola” at his university’s events. Professor and advisor Ruth Chananie mentioned:

“Steven is just trying to be himself — and be herself,” Chananie said. It is a statement to say that every person should be accepted for who they are, and be included regardless of their gender expression, sexual orientation or any other thing.”

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Comments

  1. LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  2. Congratulations to Steven Sanchez! :-)
    All the best for his/her future :-)

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