Lesbian couple crowned high school’s first ever prom queen and queen
The pair have received thousands of messages of support following their win.
The young couple, Lindsey Creel and Brie Grimes, are seniors at Leon High School and have been dating for three years.
The pair later shared their delight at becoming the school’s first ever lesbian prom queens.
“It feels good to know some of the things we’ve been a part of can help others going through tough experiences, in a positive way,” Grimes told the Tallahassee Democrat.
“I needed someone in my life to show me that it would work out—when I was first going through this years ago. But I didn’t have that.”
“I hope that people will look at this and more will begin to think that it’s okay to be supportive of the LBTQ community,” Creel added.
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“Leon often talks about change. This is a good example for younger students there.”
The response to the pair’s crowning has been overwhelmingly positive, with many people posting their support for the couple on social media – including Grimes’ mother.
“Brie, who cares very much about equality, feminism and having no gender lines is proud of her school and graduating class for recognising love has no gender rules,” she wrote on Instagram.
“As Brie’s mom I am proud of her for choosing love, for being bold and sticking to the things she believes in even if they are different than mine and much of the world.
“She is a beautiful person and made a gorgeous prom queen.”