A lesbian high school couple in San Diego was crowned Homecoming king and queen before a cheering crowd of their peers Friday night.
Rebeca Arellano also made history as Patrick Henry High School's first female homecoming king. Her girlfriend Haileigh Adams won the title of homecoming queen. The pair have been dating since February of their sophomore year.
"They were chanting my name and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had," the high school senior told KGTV News.
Though there has been some negative feedback, and hurt feelings of male students who were bypassed as Homecoming king this year, Adams and Arellano said they've received mostly support from their classmates and teachers. One teacher, according to ABC News, told Arellano, "Today, school is a bit better because of you girls."
Adams said, "The fact that other people are feeling more confident about themselves or feeling like they might have a chance at doing this, it's opening doors."