Love wins: Lesbian couple crowned prom king and queen – making school history
Two teen girls made school history after becoming the first same-sex couple to be crowned prom king and queen.
Brie Grimes, 17, was named prom queen and her girlfriend Lindsey Creel, 18, prom king at their high school in Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
The loved-up couple celebrated their three year anniversary in February after meeting during their first year at Leon High School through friends.
Brie said: “Prom night was so much fun – we literally danced the night away.
“We didn’t expect to win considering the people we were up against.
“We began to get really close and in such a short period of time she became my best friend and my number one person to go to.
“I knew I had feelings for her but everything was so hard because I didn’t know how everyone would react and I was scared of how I would be treated and how my family would react.
“Lindsey and I talked about it and from that conversation I knew I was at home when I was with her and that I couldn’t let her go.
“I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Lindsey said that for her it was love at first sight.
“She said that from the day she saw me she was going to do anything to be with me and to make me happy and she could see a future with me.”
Brie praised Leon High School, which formed a gay-straight alliance club in 2001, for supporting the LGBTQ community.
She added: “LGBTQ community at our school is very accepting.
“I do believe it is easier for females than it is males; at our school and just in society in general.
“I always felt accepted at our high school.
“My family was not accepting nor supporting at first, but after about a year they came around.”
Brie and Lindsey will both continuing their studies at the same school next academic year.