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Gender-Neutral Homecomings: Kings and Queens

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According to a recent Washington Post Article, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Montgomery County, Maryland, chose to adopt a gender-neutral homecoming court this year. Students in each grade voted for two classmates from a ballot of finalists, with the top vote-getters crowned at the school’s homecoming football game (October 7th). 

“It provides an opportunity for all students to be involved in something that was exclusionary,” said Jacob Rains, president of the schoolwide Student Government Association. “It is really not our job, especially with a gender-neutral and transgender population at B-CC, to tell people that boys have to be kings and girls have to be queens. Who are we to put people into those categories?”

At Madison West High School in Wisconsin, students from its gay-straight alliance launched a petition urging the change, and more than 1,000 students and staff members signed on, said Beth Thompson, the principal.

Knowing the national controversy surrounding this topic, Butterfly Evolution wants to know where you stand on this issue as a student/child? Parent/Adult? Educator? Administrator? Politician? Community Leader?

How do you feel about this idea versus the traditional practice of a male king and a female queen?

Join us tonight for another thought-provoking conversation. We want to hear from you!

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