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South Bronx High School Picks Lesbians "Best Couple"

High School Picks Lesbians as Best Couple


“They all scratched out ‘boy’ and put ‘girl’. That’s how we won.”


Deoine Scott, left, on being chosen with her girlfriend Victoria (“Vikky”) Cruz as best couple at the South Bronx high school they attend and where they've been a couple since their sophomore year. It was Cruz who entered them into the contest and who scratched out "boy" and replaced it with "girl" first, after which other voters did the same. The couple won by a landslide, getting four times the number of votes as straight couples who'd entered. Cruz, an aspiring journalist, talks about her relationship with Scott in this NPR podcast and explains that it was easier to come out at school than at home, where her grandmother still doesn't know she's gay.

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 6 years
Ok great. Good to know.
dikke-kus dikke-kus 6 years
Ok great. Good to know.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
So sweet! :)
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
So sweet! :)
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 6 years
Alot of people can learn from this.:)
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
Aww good for them! Best couple is best couple :)
herfallingstar herfallingstar 6 years
That's awesome. It's interesting to read that Cruz thinks it's easier to come out at school rather than at home. I have to agree, to be honest. You hear about prejudice and homophobia, but I think it's adults who are less accepting. Not through any fault of their own, but simply because of the culture they were brought up in. Homosexuality wasn't so much the norm a few decades ago.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 6 years
That's lovely :)
spicyaroma spicyaroma 6 years
That's lovely :)
MixedPerfectly MixedPerfectly 6 years
WOW! Great for them... that is friggin fab
darkangeldaria darkangeldaria 6 years
Aww! Yay for them, that's awesome!
mehollowell mehollowell 6 years
Good for them!
mehollowell mehollowell 6 years
Good for them!
mix-tape mix-tape 6 years
Anonymous, they were voted because they were the best couple, not solely because they were lesbians. It also says they have been dating since their sophomore year, so in high school terms that is a long time! Congrats to them!
lavendera lavendera 6 years
Hells yeah! I can't wait for this type of thing to not be newsworthy though. ^_^
cakeshinigami cakeshinigami 6 years
YAY!
cakeshinigami cakeshinigami 6 years
YAY!
maipotter maipotter 6 years
For my school's senior superlatives, a lesbian couple also won for best couple!
janneth janneth 6 years
Nice.
janneth janneth 6 years
Nice.
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
@Anon:I doubt they were voted "best couple" BECAUSE they were lesbians. I'm betting they were just an awesome couple, since two women can have a good relationship (unless they are like the girls from my high school who were "lesbian" or "bisexual" to get more guys to have sex with them).
staple-salad staple-salad 6 years
@Anon: I doubt they were voted "best couple" BECAUSE they were lesbians. I'm betting they were just an awesome couple, since two women can have a good relationship (unless they are like the girls from my high school who were "lesbian" or "bisexual" to get more guys to have sex with them).
margokhal margokhal 6 years
Well I'm certain Grandma Cruz knows now! I hope it goes well with their families.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Cool.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Cool.
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