Carly and Courtney, two high school girls in the state of Pennsylvania were elected by their classmates as “prom monarchs.”
One has always dreamed of winning this crown, the other is rather the reserved nerd of his class. And yet they are two that they won the title of queen and queen of their prom on June 4, 2021. Aged 18, Carly Levy and Courtney Steiner are students at the high school of Pennridge in the State of Pennsylvania and incidentally as a couple for a few months.
Interviewed by ABC7 News channel following their historic victory, the high school girls explain that it is first of all one of their friends who offers to vote for them. Indeed, the title of king and queen of the prom is above all an election preceded by a whole campaign in the establishment. Very quickly, other students were enthusiastic about this idea, so that the lesbian couple found themselves on the ballots. “A friend even fought to replace the appellations king and queen by prom monarch” Courtney clarified. A way for them to feel completely included and celebrated.
“I feared the reaction of the school administration, Carly says. We live in a state and a department that are not necessarily comfortable with this kind of thing. I was so happy to hear that they had validated everything. “
On the evening of the ball, the young women follow the American tradition and adorn themselves with an evening dress and flowers on the wrist chosen by their partner. “I gave her flowers that reminded me of my pink dress and she did the same in navy blue” points out Courtney.
A victory for the entire LGBTQ + community
At the fateful moment of the evening, June 4, 2021, the whole room roars with joy as the names of the monarchs are spoken. The young lesbian couple garnered the most votes of the entire school (passing all other straight couples applying) and become the first gay couple to win the crown in high school history.
Aware of the image this represents for the LGBTQ + community around the world, Courtney spoke in a Facebook post to thank all those who voted and called for “more progress so that our communities are more inclusive of all genders, races and sexualities. ” Before adding a suitable “Happy Pride Month 🏳️🌈”