University of Minnesota Drops Homecoming King and Queen So As Not To Offend LGBT

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The University of Minnesota’s Student Activities Office announced that it would no longer refer to Homecoming honorees as “King” or “Queen.” Instead, it elected to replace those gendered titles with the name “Royals” in order to “promote a spirit of inclusion at the University of Minnesota.”

Rather than men applying for the title of “King” and women applying for the title of “Queen,” the “Royals” can be anyone, regardless of gender identity, and the “Royals” could be any combination of personalized genders.