Pictured are Lupe Silva and Brandy Johnson. From Chicago, they were named Waukegan High School’s cutest couple in this year’s yearbook. But, as expected, this small step brings controversy…
Humble about the big win, Johnson chalks it up to popularity: “We’ve been dating a year. We’re pretty well-known in the school.” While they may be well-liked, not everyone liked the idea of giving them the top spot, particularly school administrators: The hesitation to include the girls’ photo was in deference to a parent’s objections, said Jason Blair, an English teacher and yearbook adviser. “One girl’s mom wouldn’t have wanted all the attention drawn to it,” Blair said. “We were trying to prevent anyone getting embarrassed.” There’s certainly nothing to be embarrassed about when it comes to lesbian love, especially because the girls say they helped inspire other gays to come out of the closet. You go, girls!
It’s nice to see America’s teens are welcoming their queer peers – just last week we wrote about Brandon Raphael and Kiernan Gatewood, two boys who were voted homecoming prince and prince.