High School Votes Boyfriends as Its Cutest Couple

By: Brandon Voss

Thank you, Chelsea, for posting this adorable yearbook photo of Brad Taylor and Dylan Meehan on your Tumblr.

"Two of my best friends won Cutest Couple of our senior class," she wrote of her Carmel High School classmates in upstate New York. "First time in my school history a same sex couple has even been able to run for this category, not to mention winning it. So proud of them, and my school."

In a time where we only seem to hear about gay bashings, bullying, and kids who can't bring their same-sex dates to prom, this inspiring photo quickly went viral, inspiring lots of awws — and no doubt some understandable jealousy.

"This whole thing has been a bit surreal for us because we have been raised to believe that love is love," the couple tells Huffington Post via email. "We never realized that our happiness and openness would inspire so many individuals. The support we have received from our family, friends, and even strangers has led us to believe that our affection for each other is normal ... When we started dating a year [ago], the thought of a photo of us traveling throughout the world would be a bit frightening, but now we are proud to be part of the LGBT community."