This Indianapolis High School Crowned Its First Transgender Prom King Last Weekend: VIDEO

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Last weekend, a high school in Indianapolis crowned its first transgender prom king.

17-year-old North Central prom king Alan Belmont, who who attended the dance with his girlfriend, told WISH-TV:

“I wanted young kids at my school, who are trans or maybe gay or just coming into their identity, to know that being LGBT doesn’t have to be a cripple and that being LGBT is something that you should be proud of and you should represent.”

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Belmont added:

“There needs to be a first so other people know that it’s okay to run and that they’ll be safe and that they’ll be celebrated.

“It’s kind of a bittersweet thing being the first person because it’s great that there finally is a first person, but the fact that it’s happening so late can be disappointing.

“Being trans doesn’t have to be something that’s so taboo. Being open about your identity is such a wonderful thing and it helps grow confidence and helps people be happy for sure.”

Although the majority of his fellow students were supportive, school authorities are investigating a report that one of his fliers was damaged.

Watch the WishTV report below.

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