EAGLE PASS, Tex. (NBC) -- (WOAI) Instead of a homecoming king and queen, a high school in Eagle Pass crowned a queen and queen.
The two queens say it was part of a grassroots effort to support gay rights.
"I'm sure a lot of little girls always dreamed of being Homecoming Queen, but to know we were making a difference as well, it's just amazing," 17-year-old Eileen Hernandez says.
She and 17-year-old Jennifer Mijares are not a couple.
"I am actually a lesbian. I am," Hernandez says. "I'm straight," Mijares says.
But you could call them partners.
"I was the gay one," Hernandez says. "She was the straight one." "She's my ally," Mijares says.