Lesbian Homecoming King and Queen Couple Bombarded with Hate Mail
A lesbian couple who was elected homecoming king and queen of their San Diego high school are now being met with hate mail from outraged people across the country, according to NBC San Diego.
Homecoming king Rebeca Arellano and her girlfriend, homecoming queen Haileigh Adams, were crowned at Patrick Henry High School on Friday. Arellano described the night as being "one of the most amazing experiences" she's ever had, and both students reported support from their classmates and teachers. However, the school has received phone calls and angry letters about the girls' achievement.
San Diego School District Superintendent Bill Kowba said the calls have come from adults outside of the city. He added that the district rejects such intolerance, and that he supports the student body's decision to elect Arellano and Adams. According to NBC San Diego, Kowba said if the same messages came from students, they would likely face disciplinary action.