Lesbian Couple Crowned Homecoming Royalty

A high school couple made history when they were elected homecoming king and queen

By Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Oct 31, 2011  |  Updated 6:06 PM PDT
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A high school couple made history when they were elected homecoming king and queen on Oct. 28.

Senior student Rebecca Arellano was voted the school’s first female homecoming king during the homecoming football game.

Arellano’s girlfriend, Haileigh Adams was, announced homecoming queen the following night during the dance, according to school officials.

The senior girls are the school’s first same-sex couple to win the nomination.

Patrick Henry High School’s Facebook page had dozens of people comment on its page after someone posted, “Patrick Henry just voted a female homecoming king.”

Most of the comments were supportive, saying the election results were “amazing” or “exciting.”

“Hearing about this story at PHHS, makes me very proud of where I came from,” wrote Karen Williams.

Others were critical of the homecoming vote.

“All I am saying is the court is a monarchy and a king should be a male from the student body and a queen a female,” posted one person.

On Monday morning, San Diego Unified School District school board superintendent Bill Kowba read a statement after the school board presser declaring support of the lesbian couple.

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