Bradley Taylor and Dylan Meehan have become what Brad’s cousin called “Tumblr famous” thanks to their best friend Chelsea Blaney. A post on her blog about Brad and Dylan, who had been voted “cutest couple” in their high school yearbook, has been shared over 100,000 times, attracting international attention and support.
“It’s been insane,” Brad, 17, told USA Today hours away from their senior prom on Monday. “We are very, very proud to show that Carmel High School is the way it is.”
“No one treats us any differently from straight couples,” Dylan added. They both agreed that they have received nothing but love and support since their relationship went viral.
Brad and Dylan have been together since last June after a friend introduced them on a tour of Brown University. They came out to their friends and their families a week later.
“I don’t know why there’s such a big deal being made about this,” Brad’s father, Robert, said. “In this day and age, it’s normal.”
Both Brad and Dylan have 4.0 GPAs and are attending New York University together in the fall, where they expect to study theater, business and the sciences. The added attention they’re receiving leading up to their prom, however, makes their night to remember even more “exciting,” according to Dylan.
“It makes us so excited to go to the ball,” Brad said, “because we know so many people are accepting of us.”