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Gay Teens Voted "Cutest Couple" at NY High School

The honor was a first at Carmel High School in Putnam County

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    A gay couple at Carmel High School was voted "cutest couple," making history as the school's first same-sex couple in the category. They share their excitement as they get ready for their senior prom. Gus Rosendale reports. (Published Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013)

    A same-sex couple in Putnam County was voted "cutest couple" by fellow students — a first for the New York high school.
    "I think it speaks to the supportive atmosphere of the school. They feel comfortable and safe," Carmel High School Principal Kevin Carroll tells NBC 4 New York. 

    Brad Taylor and Dylan Meehan started dating about a year ago when their mutual friend, Kirsten Sweeny, set them up, the teens said. 
    "As soon as we said the first words, 'we are together,' after that, it wasn't that big of a deal," Meehan tells NBC 4 New York. 
    The teen romance has inspired supporters from around the country.
    A friend of the couple posted a picture of Taylor and Meehan on Tumblr. The photo has been seen by more than 100,000 people, with mostly positive comments. 
    "People they don’t even know have been coming up and telling them how happy they are,” Sweeny said.
    This fall, both teens plan to attend NYU.