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Lesbian Girlfriends Get “Cutest Couple” In High School Yearbook

Isn’t this just the most wonderful feel-good story to kick off the weekend? Girlfriends Destinee Gates and Becca Fernandez were awarded “Cutest Couple” in the yearbook of Calaveras High School in California. They’ve openly dated since Freshman year, and have been surprised at how most people and their peers in the normally conservative county have been accepting. Even Principal Ric Stitt beams as he describes the tolerance within his community.

If only other schools and administrators would take a lesson from this simple, but beautiful story of acceptance. Destinee and Becca plan to both attend Columbia College in Sonora in the fall. May they continue to find happiness.

Can we hear an “Aaaaaaaaaawww…”?

By:           Aaron Coleman
On:           Jun 8, 2012
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  • 44 Comments
    • joe
      joe

      So, we’re still at the point where we have to prove lesbians exist? That comment makes me sad. This story is very sweet and should be celebrated as such!

      Jun 8, 2012 at 6:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl 1
      Carl 1

      More misogynous comments from Jason – hands up if you’re truly surprised.

      Didn’t think so.

      In all the time I’ve posted here (under a couple of handles, ’til I decided the simplest and best is my name), I’ve yet to see a single thread focused on women where he doesn’t spread his vile sexist nonsense. Get a life, man. Bitter, sexist queens like you are giving the rest of us a bad rep! Oh and lesbians sexuality is fake? I’d LOVE Jason to say that my friend, he’d probably end up picking his teeth up from the floor! There’s nothing ‘fake’ about her love or sexual attraction to her girlfriend. Take your sexism elsewhere, bigot.

      As for the girls, I’m happy they’ve found acceptance within their school, it seems a relative rarity in schools at the moment.

      Jun 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Remi
      Remi

      @jason:
      Firstly, I think it would be hard for you to judge if female sexuality is fake or not considering you are not a female. So take it from someone who knows quite a lot about female sexuality… its pretty damn real. And its been real for me since the fourth grade.

      Secondly, I don’t think it is your place to assume anyone’s sexuality for them
      It is disrespectful to disregard the validity of their relationship of four years because of your own misguided views of female sexuality.

      And lastly, what pray tell, causes male sexuality and why is it so different from women? Please explain this to.me, because I’m failing to see why you think that’s true.

      Jun 8, 2012 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Destinee
      Destinee

      Oh gawd! I was just randomly browsing this site when I found this :3

      Sorry to break your little heart, @Jason. My girlfriend and I are indeed lesbians! I can’t imagine my life without her. :3

      Jun 8, 2012 at 7:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Glenn I
      Glenn I

      A sweet story. You rock, Destinee & Becca!

      Jun 8, 2012 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Remi,

      Faking it is real, I agree with that.

      A woman’s sexuality is a means to an end. A man’s sexuality is an end in itself.

      Women use their sexuality as a marketing ploy. Men don’t.

      Men produce billions of sperm until they die of old age. Women produce 30-40 eggs until they are middle-aged.

      A woman doesn’t get an erection and, therefore, doesn’t have a visible sign of involuntary arousal. A man does.

      A woman can fake her orgasms. A man’s orgasms cannot be faked as his arousal is directly linked to his erection which is directly linked to his ejaculation.

      Jun 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Destinee
      Destinee

      @Glenn I: Thanks, Glenn! You rock! :3

      Jun 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JayKay
      JayKay

      So did those two eat the real winners, or was this one of those joke victories?

      Jun 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Destinee
      Destinee

      @JayKay: That’s cute, really. Sorry, we didn’t eat anybody and it wasn’t a joke!

      Jun 8, 2012 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Destinee,

      Good luck to you but I maintain my position that female sexuality is not the same as a man’s

      Jun 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Destinee
      Destinee

      @jason: Thanks. I half agree with you, anyways.

      It isn’t completely about sex, as no relationship should be, homo or heterosexual. The love between two women is a deeper, more personal one because it doesn’t rely completely on whether or not we can get each other’s rocks off.

      Jun 8, 2012 at 9:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @jason: Really…what makes you an expert on anything and everything and so hateful of everyone? What are you? 12?

      Jun 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @jason: “A man’s orgasms cannot be faked as his arousal is directly linked to his erection which is directly linked to his ejaculation”

      Boy, and I mean LITTLE BOY, you are truly ignorant of human sexuality and life in general. You must be really ugly and nobody has ever fucked you because you would find that you don’t need an erection as a bottom. Many impotent men, straight or gay, get sexual pleasure without an erection in other sex acts. Big words, I know but I’m sure you know how to use GOOGLE. Seriously, get some help.

      Jun 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cyndi Brady
      Cyndi Brady

      dear Destinee & Becca: CONGRATS to you two! I’m old enough to remember when almost nobody came out in school (many of us not until college) and when I see you, it makes me so happy to see the progress.
      You make so many people proud!

      Keep shining!
      xoxo CB

      oh yes, pay no mind to J’son. He has issues that have nothing to do with you, reality, reason or common sense. Queeerty just keeps him around for the LULz.

      Jun 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      hf2hvit,

      Anal penetration isn’t sex, it’s fetish.

      In any case, my point stands. There is no burden of proof on a woman in terms of sexual interest.

      Jun 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Luke
      Luke

      @jason: Ah, the mythical queer MRA lifts its neckbeard and releases a mighty “Huurrrr.” Breathtaking.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 12:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Destinee,

      I believe that women are better carers than men in the sense that they are wired to incubate and care for babies and children in general. I don’t know if that extends to same-sex relationships, however. Men can be very caring too. I think that, regardless of orientation, men have a natural caring attitude to men that manifests as protection. It harks back to evolution where strong men evolved to protect the weaker men.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 12:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Destinee
      Destinee

      @Cyndi Brady: Thank you! It means a lot :3

      Jun 9, 2012 at 12:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stefan
      Stefan

      You two rock!

      Jun 9, 2012 at 12:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl 1
      Carl 1

      @Destinee: Destinee, just ignore Jason. He’s a sexist cretin who has some real serious issues with women in general and lesbians in particular.

      He also fails to realise that no ones sexuality is comparable to anyone else’s – we’re all unique, each and every one of us. All he really does is prove that hate and bigotry aren’t exclusive to religious extremists.

      Again, congratulations to both of you!

      Jun 9, 2012 at 1:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      @jason: “A woman doesn’t get an erection and, therefore, doesn’t have a visible sign of involuntary arousal. A man does.”

      WOW spoken like a true queen. You realize girls get wet and their clitoris enlarges as it fills with blood right? How the hell can a gay man say lesbians dont exist… holy shit my mind is blown.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 1:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Mark,

      But a woman’s enlarged clitoris is not necessary for the act of sexual penetration whereas a man’s erect penis is. Moreover, a man’s erect penis delivers the gamete whereas the woman’s clitoris doesn’t. Unless you know of a situation where the ovum pops out of the clitoris, you have no leg to stand on.

      I’ve never said that lesbianism doesn’t exist. I’m simply saying that the lesbian – as opposed to the lesbianism – is often a mash-up of the various components that make up a woman – eg the faking, the elaborating, the selling, the pretending etc etc etc. Don’t deny that women in general do this.

      Women are sellers by nature, don’t forget. A seller is all of the above. How else do you explain the wearing of make-up, stilettoes etc by women to disguise their true selves? Don’t deny that I’m right.

      You know, I reckon most of you have got your heads in the sand. You don’t want to admit that women are different to men. You live in a fantasy world of the fake coalition known as GLBT.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 2:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ne
      ne

      jaosn, your mostly right. as a mostly straight guy why would say your wrong. women can fake a lot of things. they use their sex to try to control us men. these dumb gay dudes and lesbians don’t know sh@t

      Jun 9, 2012 at 4:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SFHarry
      SFHarry

      You two are great. If I attended your school back when I was in high school I would have voted for you too.
      PS- That Jason guy is an idiot. I actually don’t even believe he believes what he is writing. He just wants some attention. He sees something great happen for someone else and cannot stand that he is not the one getting the attention.
      This honor is a great thing for both of you that you will remember for the rest of your lives. Everyone at that school must really love you. Congratulations!

      Jun 9, 2012 at 4:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gauthier
      Gauthier

      So I get banned for getting flagged too many times while all I ever promoted was peace, love and understanding and the OCCASIONAL disgust for those Andrew Christian ads (which is purely my opinion), and this FUCKING TROLL of a Jason is allowed to keep defiling post after post with his fucking BULLSHIT?? Doesn’t Queerty have the wherewithal to make it impossible for people like him to post anymore? What the fuck are you waiting for? Is Jason one of Queerty’s own, is that it? JUST FUCKING BAN HIM FOR LIFE ALREADY JESUS TITTY FUCKING CHRIST!!!!

      And congrats to the girls, this is awesome.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 5:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DenverBarbie
      DenverBarbie

      @Gauthier: Seconded.

      Anyway, good for these girls! Hearing of a couple making it all the way through high school is a bit of an anomaly; may they experience many more happy years together!

      Jun 9, 2012 at 6:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Love this story, good for them, and good for everybody at their school.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 8:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl 1
      Carl 1

      Wow, every time I think I can’t be surprised by anything online any more, I have to eat my words. Personally, I think Jason is on a mission, nay a crusade, to be crowned the most misogynstic individual ever. His nonsense actually eclipses that of the anti-gay crowd in pure insanity. It would almost be funny if it weren’t so potentially dangerous.

      Let’s the rest of us hope that we continue to see positive stories like this emerging and gradually replacing the negative ones.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      @Destinee: Congrats to both of you, you and your school rock.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jesper
      Jesper

      Am I the only one who caught that TV journalists intonation of “traditional MORAL values”… asshole…

      Jun 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Gauthier,

      Typical liberal response: ban anything you don’t like. Typical, typical, typical.

      You just don’t seem to like having your head pulled out of the sand.

      Jun 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jojo
      jojo

      @jason you are a massive erection! Just shut up will you.

      Jun 10, 2012 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      @jason: “But a woman’s enlarged clitoris is not necessary for the act of sexual penetration whereas a man’s erect penis is. Moreover, a man’s erect penis delivers the gamete whereas the woman’s clitoris doesn’t. Unless you know of a situation where the ovum pops out of the clitoris, you have no leg to stand on.

      I’ve never said that lesbianism doesn’t exist. I’m simply saying that the lesbian – as opposed to the lesbianism – is often a mash-up of the various components that make up a woman – eg the faking, the elaborating, the selling, the pretending etc etc etc. Don’t deny that women in general do this.

      Women are sellers by nature, don’t forget. A seller is all of the above. How else do you explain the wearing of make-up, stilettoes etc by women to disguise their true selves? Don’t deny that I’m right.

      You know, I reckon most of you have got your heads in the sand. You don’t want to admit that women are different to men. You live in a fantasy world of the fake coalition known as GLBT.

      None of this is relevant to the fact that women have a visual indicator of sexual arousal. Its also a pseudo backtrack of your previous notion of the illusion of the lesbian sexuality. Women are different then men? More news at 11, does that make them any lesser.

      Your argument became invalid the point you basically added on different sub points to it in order to make it sound correct. If your gonna form an argument stick to it without sounding like an uninformed moron, or acknowledge that your incredibly ignorant opinion is evolving. Either that or just educate yourself in general. You would be able to form a valid argument and maybe gain an understanding of the female.

      Jun 10, 2012 at 3:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      When Jason gives up his ghost and his body, with his so called mighty erection, is left to decompose with the rest of his bigoted flesh, he will be silent about the thing he can’t shut the Hell up about while on the planet. Flesh is futile. For this clown to be so wrapped up in something bound for decomposition tells me how short-sighted he is. He’s Pastor Worley. Pastor Jason.

      Jun 10, 2012 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geri
      Geri

      With any item about lesbians and/or bisexual women and/or transwomen on Queerty the resident asshat known as jason is guaranteed to be found there in the comments section babbling his utter crap, aka jasonisms.

      But for me hit a new all time low with this comment: “Anal penetration isn’t sex, it’s fetish.”

      Jun 10, 2012 at 8:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      I don’t care what any of you say about me. It’s like water off a duck’s back.

      I’m exposing some of you for your dishonesty and deception. You know full well that female sexuality is broadly dishonest as a result of the fact that women can opt into fake behavior due to the fact there is no burden of proof on them vis a vis sexual arousal. It must grate on you that I’ve exposed female sexuality thus.

      You must really hate the notion that men and women are not the same biologically and, therefore, socially. It goes against 50 years of social conditioning by feminists who insist that men and women are equal.

      I don’t see why gay and bisexual men should bow to pro-female political correctness when it’s patently clear that such correctness harms the sexuality of men.

      Jun 10, 2012 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl 1
      Carl 1

      @Geri: He’s clearly delusional. We should all pity him whilst decrying his blatant sexism.

      Jun 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SFHarry
      SFHarry

      Jason is just an idiot. He’s really reaching to try to make himself superior. He must feel really small.
      It’s like he is trying to prove popsicles don’t melt in the sun. All you have to do is look at a popsicle in the sun, it melts. The same with female sexuality. Just ask a woman. They have and like sex just like men do. Some things are just common sense.

      Jun 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      SFHarry,

      Yes, women like sex – they like to use it as a marketing ploy. Brings the money in….

      Jun 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl 1
      Carl 1

      @jason: And they can’t possibly have sex because they 1) love someon or 2) are horny? Your simplistic an sexist nonsense is just that – nonsense.

      Jun 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Carl 1,

      I’m simply saying that women frequently opt into using sex as a marketing ploy. I’m not saying that they can’t also enjoy the experience. Anybody can enjoy a tactile experience such as sex.

      You keep misinterpreting what I’m saying. Think more clearly, please. It will save on bandwidth.

      Jun 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl 1
      Carl 1

      @jason: And if you think men don’t use sex as a tool to get what they want, you’re delusional. You can dress it up any way you want, buy you can’t hide the rampant sexism and misogyny in your posts. I have to wonder exactly what happened to make you hate women quite so much.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 4:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      Carl1, I have wondered, too, what damage was done to Jason. When he’s on his deathbed, moments away from decomposition, he may only then start to realize how foolish his statements are. Let’s not burst his fragile bubble. He needs to say things like this to feel superior. Who did this to him? Flesh decomposes, Jason. It’s not all that powerful or mighty. The human body rots, falls to dust, goes back into the miasma, loses its virility. Your mighty sexuality is bound for nothingness and futility. You are but a speck in this vast cosmos, so get a grip.

      Jun 11, 2012 at 7:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geri
      Geri

      @jason: You’re obviously majorly pissed that society in general appears to be somewhat more accepting of lesbianism and bisexuality in women than it is of homosexuality and bisexuality (especially bisexuality) in men.

      It’s not Destinee and Becca’s fault if some people have these sort of contradictory, gender based attitudes towards same-sex loving people. Your making mean-spirited, disparaging comments about this lesbian couple, and women in general, is not doing anything constructive at all to challenge such contradictory attitudes. If anything it’s counterproductive.

      In the video it says they’re the only openly lesbian couple at their school and they’ve been voted “cutest couple” by their peers (Good for them!). It doesn’t say if there are any openly gay and/or bisexual boys at their school – let alone any out same-sex male couples. Well maybe there aren’t any.

      Whatever, there’s probably quite a lot of gay and bi boys (as well as gay and bi girls) at the school who were afraid to come out who will now feel encouraged to come out by this very significant acceptance of Destinee and Becca. And if, and I stress if, these boys find themselves meeting with widespread prejudice they can now tell their community they’re a bunch of hypocrites because of Destinee and Becca, can’t they?

      Jun 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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