Chicago-area high school drops homecoming ‘king’ and ‘queen’ titles and moves to gender-neutral ‘royalty’

A high school in suburban Chicago is ditching the titles of homecoming “king” and “queen” and replacing them both with the gender-neutral term “royalty.”

According to FOX 32, Hinsdale South High School in Darien, Illinois recently made the change to give all students a chance to get involved in the tradition.

A school spokesperson said that at a recent assembly, freshmen, sophomores and juniors voted to have their classmates on the back court, then the entire student body voted for two people from the upper court to become “royalty”.

The school chose to use the term “royalty” rather than “king” or “queen”.

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A high school in suburban Chicago is ditching the titles of homecoming “king” and “queen” and replacing them both with the gender-neutral term “royalty.”
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The student body voted for two men to become homecoming “royalty,” who then demanded to be announced as homecoming king.

Students who are on the returning field have the option of knowing what they are called if selected as returning “royalty” and can always request to be announced as returning king or queen.

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