A high school in New York allowed students to vote on a gay couple for the "cutest couple" award. They ended up winning. Seems like there is a new definition for what a "couple" is.
Two high school seniors from Putnam County have become Internet celebrities after a friend honored them not only as the first same-sex couple to win the “cutest couple” award for their class, but to be allowed to run for the distinction at all.
Chelsea Blaney, an 18-year-old senior at Carmel High School, posted the yearbook picture of Dylan Meehan and Brad Taylor on her “I’m Always Singing” Tumblr blog.
“Two of my best friends won Cutest Couple of our senior class,” she wrote. “First time in my school history a same-sex couple has even been able to run for this category, not to mention winning it. So proud of them, and my school.”
Blaney posted Meehan and Taylor’s picture to Tumblr late last week. As of Monday evening, the posting had racked up 110,555 “likes” and reblogs, and widespread news coverage.
In an e-mail sent to and published by the Huffington Post, the young men said they were surprised, but pleased, by the attention.