Brie Grimes, 17, and her girlfriend Lindsey Creel, 18, just got themselves crowned prom king and queen at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida. And, trust me, I know Tallahassee. This is a BIG DEAL. A great step forward and now I’m going to go ugly cry under my desk. I love them so much, omg.
The deliriously happy-in-love couple spoke to the Tallahassee Democrat about their exciting win:
Prom night was so much fun – we literally danced the night away. We didn’t expect to win considering the people we were up against. We began to get really close and in such a short period of time she became my best friend and my number one person to go to.
The couple have just been celebrating their three years together after meeting at High School and told their local paper about how difficult it was to embark on their relationship at first.
I knew I had feelings for her but everything was so hard because I didn’t know how everyone would react and I was scared of how I would be treated and how my family would react. Lindsey and I talked about it and from that conversation I knew I was at home when I was with her and that I couldn’t let her go. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Lindsey said that for her it was love at first sight.She said that from the day she saw me she was going to do anything to be with me and to make me happy and she could see a future with me.
Brie also spoke about the very cool LGBTQ community within the school:
LGBTQ community at our school is very accepting. I do believe it is easier for females than it is males; at our school and just in society in general. I always felt accepted at our high school. My family was not accepting nor supporting at first, but after about a year they came around.