Lesbian couple crowned prom king and queen

A lesbian couple at an Ohio high school said they never expected to be voted as prom king and queen, but that’s what happened last month. Annie Wise and Riley Loudermilk, both 18, have been dating for six months. They were voted prom king and queen at Kings High School in Kings Mill, Ohio, on April 17.

Loudermilk said. “It was definitely so exciting to know we had so many people who had supported us.”

“It was super overwhelming,” Wise said. “It was the best feeling in the world, definitely something I’ll never forget.”

The teens said overall their school has been supportive of them being a lesbian couple, which they said was surprising in a conservative area such as Warren County, where the school is located.

Overall, Wise said, the people who support her and Loudermilk outweigh those who don’t. She said she’s already seeing a positive impact from her and Loudermilk breaking a barrier.”Some people are saying that they’re proud that their kids go to such an accepting school,” Wise said. “There are some students that have told me that they’re comfortable being gay at Kings and they’re more comfortable with themselves now that they feel they have an accepting and supportive student body behind them.”

via NBC News