Missouri transgender teen nominated for prom queen

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KANSAS CITY, MO - A transgender teen is making history at her Kansas City high school.

Landon Patterson is the first transgender teen to be nominated for homecoming queen at Oak Park High School. Landon says for years she battled with her identity, then one day, tired of living a lie, she went on you-tube and decided to tell the world that she was a transgender woman.

Landon says she was worried people wouldn't accept her. But when she went back to school she was greeted with open arms by her classmates.

And several students nominated her for homecoming queen.

Patterson says: 'People I never thought would vote for me did. Congratulating me. I was so happy; it just made me feel like a normal girl.'

Patterson says: 'I just want everyone to know its okay to be you,'

Landon is one of seven students nominated.

She'll find out September 12th if she will be crowned queen.

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