Lindsey Creel and Brie Grimes made local history in Tallahassee. Leon High is the oldest school in the state of Florida (est. 1831) and is in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. But somehow — SOMEHOW — Lindsey and Brie became prom king and queen.
The couple was really proud of this milestone in LGBT history — and so was Brie’s mom. She said her daughter made a “gorgeous prom queen,” and Creel was a “sharp prom king.”
If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. That’s a good mama.
“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,” Brie Grimes said. “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.”
Many schools in the U.S. prohibit the reign of two queens, since it would “be unfair to boys.” But let me ask you — what’s ever been fair to girls?
16-year-old Hayley Lack and her girlfriend are fighting for a change of rules at Foothill High School in Palo Cedro, CA, hoping to increase the progress of the LGBT community. Best of luck to them!