Gay Olivehurst Teen Named High School Homecoming Princess

OLIVEHURST (CBS13) – At a time when gay teenagers are too often bullied by their classmates, an entirely different story is playing out at a high school in Olivehurst.

Corina Soto-Gonzalez is a typical 17-year-old teen. She plays basketball, dates and shops. But she says it wasn’t always easy being herself.

Maria: Did you think you were going to win?

Corina: I had no idea. No, I didn’t know what to expect at all.

The Lindhurst High School junior not only beat out the other girls to be the junior class homecoming princess, she also beat the guys.

“I was really excited that my friends and classmates all voted for me,” said Corina.

Instead of voting for a prince and a princess this weekend, high school juniors chose to crown two princesses for homecoming.

“It’s an amazing school to be proud of,” said Lindhurst High principal Bob Eckhardt.

The act of kindness, the school’s principal says, is nothing out of the ordinary for them.

“We don’t identify us by colors or trends or those other labels that society has. We are a family,” said Eckhardt.

But Corina wasn’t always so sure about how her family and friends would take it if she finally told them the truth.

“When I did come out, it was pretty nerve-wracking because I didn’t know what to expect,” she said.

She was surprised by the response.

“Once I did come out and people showed me that they were supportive and not against any of that at all, it felt really good,” she said. “It made me feel comfortable.”

Corina says she has her dress, but no date. Her girlfriend lives out of town, so she plans to go to the dance with friends.

This is the second time the school has nominated two homecoming princesses.

  • gna

    I guess in a gay relationship she takes the feminine position since she is a princess, I suppose if she was the macho in terms of a gay relation that the
    princess would be a that the way it works . . . ??

    • wheresyourpapers

      Deport Mommy and daddy roach!

  • Caveman

    Why didn’t you call her a le sbian, news reporter? She is a les bian, right? Is “g ay” more PC than “les bian” now? Isn’t “g ay” reserved more for a man that likes other men? Your confusing the issue.

    • d

      does it matter?

    • Emelia

      It doesn’t matter, but if you’re so confused, while ‘g@y’ is usually used for men and ‘lesb!an’ is usually used for women, ‘gay’ is generally an all-encompassing term for homo$exual in general (in American slang of course.) They’re the same thing, it doesn’t actually matter.

  • CS

    Where in this article does it say anything about her or her parents’ citzenship status? Or are you just making ignorant assumptions?

  • Jane Lynch

    Would ‘a know….Glee comes to Olivehurst. Now if we can only elect the new meth queen.

    • Jennifer M Gray

      Classy you are.

  • mike

    Mr. Bob Eckhardt is bragging about how fair the school is to all students what a colosso misnomer if that is true why do they not have a boy nominated as prince, could it possibly be that a straight male student would not appreciate being a prince beside a gay princess and Mr B E is very much aware of that he does not dare nominate two gay kids as homecoming Ps that would really raise eyebrows. This school has no boys to be homecoming prince no diversity at this school. Anyway who gives a dern?

  • ase

    Once Olivehurst was filled with Stoners ghetto, glad they are all out & more diverse.

  • Kevin Yang

    i kno her aha i voted fro her not cuz shes gay i voted fro her cuz she deserved it… go corina ahha

  • Kriss Greenn

    I’m happy for her! You go girl!!!!!

  • Sunshine

    Only girls could be princesses. Gay or not he’s still a boy with boy parts, so this story is ridiculous.

    • TR

      You’re right, only girls can be princesses. Good thing she is one =)

    • Kate

      Please reread the story. “She’ is a girl.

  • wheresyourpapers

    You can bet it’s a Mexiroach. Kinda Typical

  • Kenneth Cole

    There is something wrong here when it’s stated in the article, “We don’t identify us by colors or trends or those other labels that society has. We are a family,” and the headlines screams ‘Gay Olivehurst Teen Named High School Homecoming Princess’.
    It’s an awesome accomplishment this young lady was named High School Homecoming Princess by her peers on the merits of being an outstanding student. The content of her character, and not her sexual orientation.

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