Minnesota High School Scraps ‘Gender-Dependent’ Method of Choosing Homecoming ‘Royalty’

A Minnesota high school has scrapped its traditional “gender-dependent” method of choosing homecoming “royalty.”

White Bear Lake Area High School no longer crowns a “king” and “queen” as part of its annual homecoming celebration, which took place last week. The school’s homecoming committee, with the backing of school administrators, adopted the “language of a royalty court” where the winners are selected “regardless of gender identity.”

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