Lesbian students met with cheers at Minnesota HS pep rally
After nearly losing the chance, an openly gay Champlin Park HS couple walked hand in hand into the school’s annual Snow Days festival. Hundreds of students cheered them on.
The pair sued the Anoka-Hennepin school district and won after they were initially told they couldn’t walk together. The two young women weren’t the only same-sex pairing at the coronation. Two sets of male students marched together, and a lesbian student was escorted by her girlfriend.
Traditionally, members of the school’s 24-member royal court march in as male-female pairs. When Lindstrom and Shelton asked to participate as a same-sex couple, school administrators decided it would be more comfortable for everybody to have students instead enter individually or with an adult considered important in their lives.
[via Sarah Horner / PioneerPress.com]