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Utah Transgender Prom Queen Happy with Life, Credits Family and Friends

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Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts prom royalty William Floor, Jasper Clayton, Maka Brown, and Liliana Huettlinger

The Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts this year elected a transgender prom queen. Senior Maka Brown transitioned from male to female when she was 16 years old. Transgender people in this country are at elevated risk for homelessness, depression, murder, and suicide. Maka Brown has had her struggles, but she says her story has taken a different turn from most. Maka and her mother Toni Brown talk about prom night and the transformation they’ve both experienced.

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