Blake Brockington made history as the first trans man to be the Homecoming King of East Mecklenburg High School a year ago. He was going to do big things and possibly change the world.
Sadly, he took his life on Monday.
Details of Brockington’s passing and any plans for memorials are not yet known. qnotes will provide updates as they become available.
Brockington’s death was confirmed and announced publicly Tuesday morning by Time Out Youth Center, a local LGBT youth services agency where Brockington received support.
The center is working today to ensure other youth and staff receive needed support. Executive Director Rodney Tucker says youth members and clients have been at their center since 9 a.m. this morning. A counselor will be on hand to speak with staff and is available to youth and clients throughout the day.
Brockington’s death is the second such local incident in recent weeks.
My heart goes out to his friends and family.