No More Homecoming: UW-Stout Replaces Homecoming with Gender-Neutral ‘Spirit Award’ – Joe Walsh

No More Homecoming: UW-Stout Replaces Homecoming with Gender-Neutral ‘Spirit Award’

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Are there any young adults left on America’s college campuses?

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is scrapping a longstanding tradition of honoring a homecoming king and queen in favor of awarding eight students with a gender-neutral “Spirit Award.”

The school announced Thursday that, for the first time in 80 years, it will not crown a king and queen for its October 8 homecoming in order to avoid being held down by the dated gender binary.

“The new ‘royalty’ program provides an opportunity to recognize more students who can have a more meaningful role as ambassadors and not be bound by gender restrictions,” said Emily Ascher, campus activities coordinator, in the news release.

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