Usually we get a little annoyed with gay male prom queens, but we totally love the lesbian couple crowned as the homecoming monarchs of Patrick Henry High School—mostly because the king has quite the mouth on her.
This past weekend Rebeca Arellano and her girlfriend, Haileigh Adams, were crowned as the homecoming king and queen at Patrick Henry High. And although Arellano says her parents, peers and teachers have been mostly supportive, she had this to say to all those who think a woman should never rule as a high-school prom king:
“For all the girls who think tradition should be continued, go back to the kitchen, stop having sex before you’re married, get out of school and [the] job system, don’t have an opinion, don’t own any property, give up the right to marry who you love, don’t vote, and allow your husband to do whatever he pleases to you. Think about the meaning of tradition when you use it in your argument against us.”
She also said that it’s only fair she and Adams have a chance to win since everyone has heard about the football captain-cheerleader couple getting crowned as king and queen.
Usually proms suck for LGBT kids because schools freak out over gay student couples. But with each gay couple crowned as king and queen, the traditional dance becomes a bit more welcoming in a modern way.
Tiaras, gurls. Tiaras.
Ms Rebeca Arellano isn’t just beautiful, she’s damn sharp.
Nicely done, ladies.
Nope. Sorry, Queerty. You do not get to have it both ways. Either lesbian prom kings AND gay prom queens are OK, or they are not. I personally think that they are both totally cool. But everything you say in this article completely contradict your criticisms in the Sanford, ME article. Make up your mind.
So a gay guy wins prom queen? “OMG THAT’S AWFUL! HORRIBLE, SEXIST, BULLSHIT!”
Lesbian wins prom king? “OMG THAT’S AWESOME! WAY TO STICK IT TO THE PATRIARCHY! U GO GURRRRRRRRRL!”
Cool double standard there Queerty. Self-loathing men are incredibly pathetic.
While I agree that Queerty’s odd double standard here is ridiculous, this:
“For all the girls who think tradition should be continued, go back to the kitchen, stop having sex before you’re married, get out of school and job system, don’t have an opinion, don’t own any property, give up the right to marry who you love, don’t vote, and allow your husband to do whatever he pleases to you. Think about the meaning of tradition when you use it in your argument against us.”
Patrick Henry High would never have nominated two guys for this. The students there have a double standard and are hypocritical. It’s the same double standard that you see in a lot of young people these days: lesbians “hot”, gay guys “ewwww”.
Do not let this event lull you into a sense of security. It’s fake. It’s a phony acceptance. It’s actually a form of pro-female political correctness that disguises a lot of homophobia beneath the surface.
Patrick Henry High is not an open-minded school. In fact, quite the opposite.
Arellano is not completely accurate about tradition. Some traditional things are great, like the concept of democracy, which men invented by the way. Women did not invent democracy, Arellano.
She comes across as immature and lacking in the intellect to see that her “homecoming king” award simply imposes heternormative designations on her. She’s got a lot of growing up to do.
Jack in the Country
Democracy isn’t that great, be honest. Plato, a highly educated man, said that it was the second worst form of government (only dictatorships were worse). You’re praising the institution that allows the majority to vote away the minority rights.
Also, bullshit on men inventing it. Control isn’t something “invented” – it is seized. Why you are jerking off to the institution that has historically empowered white males of narrow mindsets is beyond me.
@jason: Just STFU already. Did you go to this school? Do you know anyone who did? How do you know they wouldn’t have elected a gay male couple that decided to stand for the homecoming court? Other schools have done it.
“Arellano is not completely accurate about tradition. Some traditional things are great, like the concept of democracy, which men invented by the way. Women did not invent democracy, Arellano.”
That might have something to do with the fact that women were discriminated against and weren’t allowed to participate in politics at the time. But don’t let the facts get in the way of your misogynistic diatribe.
I’ll accede I would have preferred two queen titles for the couple. I am assuming they both gender-identify as women. Jason happens to be right about at least that; you don’t need to have a king and a queen for a prom.
THEY LOOK SO ADORABLE TOGETHER. WISH I COULD HAVE GONE 2 PROM W/ A GIRL. I WASN’T EVEN ALLOWED 2 GO W/ SOMEONE OUTSIDE MY RACE 2 PROM CUZ MY DAD WAS A BIGOT. HOWEVER, 2 MONTHS LATER HE MARRIES A BLACK WOMAN. GO FIGURE.
How happy am I to find my alma mater in the news! Well done, fellow patriots! This alumni is very proud today.
@jason- You’re wrong, most young people are far more progressive than previous generations. This blog could do without your misogynistic comments. I suggest you stop your woman-hating because far more straight women support gay rights than straight men!
How do you know whether it’s an open-minded school or not?
I’m glad to see I’m not the only one blown away by the obvious double standard at work here. Another thing: aren’t the couple featured in this article woman-identified and the boys in the previous article man-identified? I’m totally cool with bucking heteropatriarchal tradition, but if we’re going to do that refer to men as prom kings and the women as prom queens. It’s doing nothing if you still force them into a heteropatriarchal framework.
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