Ladies and Gentlemen, we are excited to announce to you this year’s “Royals”! Wait! What? You heard that correctly. According to report out of Minnesota, The University of Minnesota has joined crazy land and has become the latest university to do away with the “traditional Homecoming King and Queen titles” and has chosen to replace them with the gender-neutral “Royals” term instead. But wait! There is more. The University of Minnesota officials also have pointed out that the winners don’t even have to be one biological male and one biological female, stating on its website: “‘Royals’ … can
be any combination of any gender identity.” And why this change? Because Campus officials have called the change a move “toward gender inclusivity” that promotes “a spirit of inclusion at the University of Minnesota.” “This change allows the University to select the best student representatives for the U of M based on campus and community involvement — regardless of gender,” the website states. And of course, the entire Homecoming Court at U-Minn. will follow the same concept.