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Homecoming goes gender-neutral at Point Loma High School

Posted at 6:13 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 14:07:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Point Loma High School students welcomed gender-neutral homecoming royalty this week, eliminating the traditional roles of king and queen.

At Friday night’s homecoming game, two senior boys were selected as kings.

Most students at Point Loma High School said they support the change.

Associated Student Body president Ila Komasa told 10News previous homecoming kings and queens were couples. This year, she wanted to make it more individualized.

“We didn’t believe the couple aspect applied to what homecoming court meant to us and what it should represent for the students," Komasa said.

Komasa was hopeful students would be given the opportunity to vote for anyone they wanted.

“We made the decision to individually elect and nominate two students from each grade level as homecoming court and then for seniors, homecoming royalty.”

It’s an effort to make homecoming more inclusive, no longer focusing on one’s high school relationship status, rather the impact made on peers.

The students got the idea after two senior boys were voted to win the prom royalty titles.