A lesbian couple was shocked to learn they won prom king and queen
May 2, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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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.
(CNN)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.
They were voted prom king and queen at Kings High School in Kings Mill, Ohio, on April 17.
They told CNN that they believe this is the first time an LGBTQ couple has been crowned prom king and queen in this district.
"I didn't think that we would've won because prom king and queen just seemed like a popularity thing," Loudermilk said.
People are allowed to believe and feel what they believe and feel," Wise's mother, Jen Kirby, said.
Loudermilk told CNN most of the negativity she and Wise have encountered came from comments on the Kings Local School District's Facebook post announcing that they won.
The school has been working to delete the negative comments, but there are "so many comments still flowing in every day," Loudermilk said.
Overall, Wise said, the people who support her and Loudermilk outweigh those who don't.
"Some people are saying that they're proud that their kids go to such an accepting school," Wise said.