10 Cutest Couples On the Web
By Alex Panisch
While we've already shared a list of the 15 Power Couples You Should Know, we didn't want to overlook all the amazing gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender couples who have also helped shape the conversation for visibility and marriage equality in recent years. Here's the Top 10.
1. Brad Taylor and Dylan Meehan
When a friend posted a yearbook photo of Brad Taylor and Dylan Meehan to her blog, it didn’t take long for the picture to go viral. The couple, voted “cutest couple” in their high school yearbook, soon became internet celebrities. The story became emblematic of the great progress that has been made toward greater LGBTQ acceptance. Now the pair is going to prom together and will attend NYU together in the fall.
2. Brandon Morgan and Dalan Wells
Brandon Morgan and Dalan Wells, the couple who rocketed to internet fame in a kiss seen ‘round the world, are going to tie the knot. Marine Sgt. Morgan, returning from Afghanistan to Hawaii, greeted his then boyfriend of four years with a passionate kiss and embrace. A friend snapped a photo and the rest is internet history. Now, over a year later, Morgan popped the question.
3. Matthew Phelps & Ben Schock
The first ever-same sex-couple to get engaged at the White House, Matthew Phelps & Ben Schock have married in Seattle (see wedding photos here). Immortalized in a now world-famous photo, Phelps got down on one knee last December on the six-month anniversary of their first date – also a the White House. Beats the old ring in a champagne flute.
4. Couple at the West Point winter formal
After appearing on the Facebook page of Knights Out, the West Point alumni support group for LGBTQ soldiers, a photo of a cadet and his boyfriend going to the West Point winter formal went viral. The unnamed couple (they were kept private since they are both minors) can be seen going arm-in-arm through the hallowed halls of the United States Military Academy at West point and lost in each others’ eyes in front of one of the campus’s picturesque buildings.