GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) -

A transgender student in Grand Blanc has been chosen as homecoming prince.

Grand Blanc High School sophomore Kourt Frame told reporters that he decided to campaign for homecoming prince to empower people to be who they are and raise awareness about acceptance.

Kourt says his peers have been supportive and that he hasn't heard any negativity.

He told people he was transgender in 9th grade, two years after he discovered the temr and he says described how he felt since he was a child. He says he was afraid his friends would reject him, but instead felt acceptance and love.

Kourt's mother, Sherri Frame, says her son's nomination was a great moment for Grand Blanc.