Day 22 - Last Words: Blake Brockington
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- Blake Brockington, 1996-2015
Blake Brockington was crowned homecoming king of East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, NC on February 7, 2014, after transitioning from female to male two years earlier. Rejected by his family and living in foster care, Brockington was an LGBTQ activist and participant in the Transgender Faith and Action Network. He received national attention for his advocacy, as well as vicious online harassment.
Brockington told the Charlotte Observer “That was single-handedly the hardest part of my trans journey. Really hateful things were said on the internet.”
In March 2015 Brockington wrote on his Tumblr page, “I am so exhausted.” The next day he walked onto Interstate 485 and was struck by several cars. Blake Brockington's death was ruled a suicide. His last words are unknown.