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mykarma
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:42 PM
High School Students Crowned America's First Lesbian Homecoming Couple
ABC NewsBy OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN | ABC News – Sun, Oct 30, 2011

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Lesbian Student Named Homecoming King at High School in San Diego (ABC News)

Two California high school students became one of the first lesbian couples crowned homecoming king and queen in the nation this weekend.

Rebeca Arellano, a senior at Patrick Henry High School, was made the school's first female homecoming king when her name was announced Friday at a pep rally.

"They were chanting my name and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had," said Arellano.

Arellano's girlfriend, Haileigh Adams, who also attends Patrick Henry High School, was made homecoming queen at Saturday night's dance.

"I was happier than when I won, my little Haileigh has just been announced Homecoming queen and I couldn't feel happier! Thanks to every single one of you! You guys made this happen and we are all part of something huge. I can't fully express how grateful I am. I am in completely shocked that this happen. My girl looks absolutely flawless," wrote Arellano on Facebook Saturday night.

The two girls told ABC News that they're thankful for the abundance of support they've received from family, friends, and students and staff at the school.

Arellano said one of her teachers told her, "Today school is a bit better because of you girls."

Arellano's Facebook wall is covered with congratulatory notes from her friends.

"Thank you all for allowing this change to happen," Arellano posted on Facebook.

Adams said they have received negative feedback as well.

"We have a lot of support, but there are also a lot of people who are angry about it," she said. "Anonymous Patrick Henry students are saying they're embarrassed and that it's wrong for a girl to take the spot of king. But there's no other way for us to run as a couple. It's not really fair for us not to have the right to run as a couple."

Arellano posted a statement to those who opposed her on her Facebook wall that read: "For all the girls who think tradition should be continued, go back to the kitchen, stop having sex before you're married, get out of school and job system, don't have an opinion, don't own any property, give up the right to marry who you love, don't vote, and allow your husband to do whatever he pleases to you. Think about the meaning of tradition when you use it in your argument against us."

Adams and Arellano both came out their freshman year of high school, and they began dating in February of their sophomore year. They say their parents were supportive both when they came out and when they started dating.

Imperfect Angel
Oct 31st, 2011, 03:21 PM
Not really new. There was already a gay student being crowned Prom Queen not long ago. This was just another rip-off :oh:

égalité
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:16 PM
Congrats to them :oh:

Monica_Rules
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:26 PM
For a second I thought it was another piss take vote but sounds like a great thing.

Well Done to them

mykarma
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:45 PM
Not really new. There was already a gay student being crowned Prom Queen not long ago. This was just another rip-off :oh:
Please explain how this is a rip-off, I think it's a great thing?

Mary Cherry.
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:57 PM
Justin in Ugly Betty? :oh:

Does that mean Glee stole yet more ideas? :o

Wigglytuff
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:13 PM
Ok. How's this news?

mykarma
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:20 PM
Ok. How's this news?
If you don't find it newsworthy then simple, go to a thread that you find more appropiate.

Sammo
Oct 31st, 2011, 10:04 PM
Lol

Soliloque
Oct 31st, 2011, 10:36 PM
Next positive thing would be that this sexist "king and queen" thing get replaced by something like "couple of the year" so when a gay couple is elected, nobody has to be linked to something (s)he isn't.

LeRoy.
Oct 31st, 2011, 10:39 PM
I am gay but i think you have to be at least a transitioned MTF/FTM to win king/queen of anything. :shrug:

Sammo
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:06 PM
Next positive thing would be that this sexist "king and queen" thing get replaced by something like "couple of the year" so when a gay couple is elected, nobody has to be linked to something (s)he isn't.

Well a lot of gay couples take the men and women roles :lol:

égalité
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:09 PM
I am gay but i think you have to be at least a transitioned MTF/FTM to win king/queen of anything. :shrug:

Or maybe they could just change the name of the title so that it doesn't inherently exclude gay couples.

I don't think it's a big deal, though. Personally I don't think anything of a lesbian being named "king." It's just a word. Who cares what the gender of the "king" is? :shrug:

Sammo
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:17 PM
Or maybe they could just change the name of the title so that it doesn't inherently exclude gay couples.

I don't think it's a big deal, though. Personally I don't think anything of a lesbian being named "king." It's just a word. Who cares what the gender of the "king" is? :shrug:

Well that would definately be embarrassing :spit:

Gadis Desa
Nov 1st, 2011, 01:40 AM
Justin in Ugly Betty? :oh:
Before that, there is Justin in Queer as Folk...... oops, I don't remember he was being crowned in that prom :oh:

Keadz
Nov 1st, 2011, 07:12 AM
reminded me of this:
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