Universities Drop Homecoming King-Queen for ‘Genderless Royals’
San Diego State did it, Appalachian State did too, and now the University of Minnesota has forever changed it's homecoming policies.
According to a report from thecollegefix.com, the Golden Gophers homecoming court will look rather different this fall. The university has adopted a policy that will not necessarily elect five men and five women for it's homecoming royalty.
Instead, utilizing the term 'genderless Royals,' according to the Pioneer Press of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, the school will name ten people to it's finals for the homecoming court. They will compete in a series of pre-homecoming events, and their performance will determine who is selected as the two Royals.
And, they won't necessarily be a man and woman, as traditionally chosen in most such celebrations, as in the King and Queen.
The school says it's doing it because it wants to embrace gender exclusivity.