March 16, 2017

University of Minnesota drops homecoming king and queen to not offend transgenders

StaffRebel Columnist

The University of Minnesota has dropped its homecoming king and queen in order to “promote a spirit of inclusion”.

The Student Activities Office says the school will now be using the term 'royals'.

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Allyson Taubenheim, the marketing manager of the university's student union and activities told The College Fix she was excited for the change. “The student body is made up of very diverse population that shouldn’t be limited by gender identity. Other colleges, universities and even high schools have made similar changes,” she said.

“We look forward to crowning two students who respectfully represent the university’s values, connect with the diverse members of the university community, and have excellent school pride,” she added.

How will 'royals' be selected? According to Pioneer Press, the university “will name 10 students to Homecoming court, only this year the mix won’t necessarily be five men and five women. Those 10 will be paired at random to compete in pre-Homecoming events, and their performance, along with a university-wide vote, will determine the two royals.”

Let us know what you think of this change in the comments.

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commented 2017-03-17 13:08:39 -0400
Transgenders are in such a tiny minority I could give an eff.

It might sound offensive to say this but I do not give a damn………………

My typical response is this:

“I am offended that you are offended – now eff off.”
commented 2017-03-16 18:42:32 -0400
How many tranies are there – there? Probably only Micheal Obumer!?!?
Hope the King & Queen file charges of discrimination against this bullshit.
commented 2017-03-16 18:29:53 -0400
commented 2017-03-16 17:54:08 -0400
William Collins i doubt there was any actual trans who were upset about this , just more bigots being offended on behalf of others.
commented 2017-03-16 15:06:44 -0400
All this talk of Royals instead of King and Queen is a royal pain the butt!
commented 2017-03-16 14:43:11 -0400
It is all BS.
commented 2017-03-16 14:38:31 -0400
The transgender population makes up 0.3% of the population and combined all LBTGQ make up less than 2%. What makes them so special? In the 50’s it was the greasers, in the 60’s & 70’s it was the hippies. This is not a “civil rights movement” like when it concerned the black community. This is a takeover of the fundamental values widely held by western society.