Young people are growing more and more accepting of the LGBTA community, and one high school in Calabasas, CA is leading the way.
Lesbian couple Lili Cohen and Greta Melendez, two students at Calabasas High School, were crowned homecoming queen and queen. This is the first time a same-sex couple was awarded the title in the school's history.
"I was just shocked because it's just amazing to see how much our school has changed in the past four years," said Greta to KTLA. "When I was a freshman, we wouldn't have gotten that reaction. I went through a lot of bullying."
Lili and Greta have been dating for over a year. They believe that the reason they were nominated and chosen to win the title of homecoming queens was because their friends aren't limited to just one clique.
"Usually the homecoming king and queen are the most popular in their group of friends - whereas we are friends with all the little groups of people," explains Greta, who is president of the school's Gay and Straight Alliance club. "And they've never had a voice. They've never had someone to vote for."
"I'm just very proud of my daughter," says Greta's father, John Melendez, who began to tear up while speaking with KTLA. "She's the best. Everything she says is what we always believed as parents. We always told our children to be who they are."
More students are showing the world that gay, lesbian and transgender teens should be treated just like anybody else. In October, two best friends - one gay, the other lesbian - were voted Homecoming King and Queen at their Illinois high school. Before that, a transgender student from Huntington Beach, CA was crowned homecoming queen at her high school.