Two Boys Win Cutest Couple at McKinleyville Middle School, Students Launch Social Media Campaign in Solidarity | Lost Coast Outpost | Humboldt County

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Two middle school boys are now a viral media sensation for posing as a couple and winning the schools cutest couple contest. Now other students have emulated them also taking photos of mostly same-sex couple. The campaign has a simple message, “This Is Okay.” Here’s the story from Ryan Burns  writing for Lost Coast Outpost….
 
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It all started with this photo (above). 

McKinleyville Middle School students Lance (in the back) and Jair posed for it during a yearbook committee meeting. Close friends, the pair had nominated themselves for the school’s “cutest couple” contest, despite the fact that they’re not really a couple, at least not in the traditional, romantic kind of way. They’re both straight — and cousins.

According to Lance’s mom, Irene Lally, the guys struck this prom-style pose (and ran for “cutest couple”) as a way to say that any couple is OK: straight, gay, boy-girl…

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