Transgender Teen Honored By Classmates as Homecoming Queen

KANSAS CITY, MO- A memorable moment took place at a Missouri High School, as a transgender student is voted homecoming queen in front of cheering spectators.

It's the moment Landon Patterson has been waiting for, but never thought would come.

"I've dreamt about it, freshmen year like, 'Oh I wanna be that girl out there walking,'" Landon said.

Years ago, she sat in the stands, scared to be herself.

Landon was born a boy, but ever since she can remember, she's identified as a girl.

This year, she fully transitioned.

With her family and friends by her side, she went to school, terrified at what her classmates would think.

When she felt the support, she thought this was it, it was her time.

Then, she was nominated for homecoming queen.

"To have my students and friends vote for me, makes me feel welcomed and loved. For who I am," Patterson said.

It wasn't until that moment her name was called, she knew how loved she really was.

"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," said Kimmy Crane-Allen, a friend of Landon.

"Right now, I feel complete. I feel like that princess," Patterson said.