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Transgender UNI student wins homecoming queen

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The University of Northern Iowa crowned their first transgender homecoming queen Friday night.

Earlier this week, we introduced you to Steven Sanchez -- a transgender woman in the running for UNI's homecoming queen.

One Iowa Executive Director Donna Red Wing released a statement Friday night regarding the event:

"One Iowa applauds the crowning of Steven Sanchez as the University of Northern Iowa's first ever transgender homecoming queen," Red Wing said. "We commend Steven for being brave enough to be out and proud, and for taking this step forward in Iowa history. Steven helps give a voice and helps put a face to the transgender community in Iowa, making a difference as a person who changes hearts and minds."

See KWWL's story from earlier this week here.

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