Friday, June 26, 2009

Mott Haven High School's 'Best Couple' Makes History

We just received word of this inspiring story from WNYC, and wanted to share it with you all:

While the marriage vote stalls in Albany, students in the Bronx already submitted their ballots and made history....

This morning we aired a Radio Rookies story of two high school girls from the Mott Haven section of Bronx.

Victoria Cruz, one of the youth reporters who participates in WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning Radio Rookies program, and her girlfriend, Deoine – who have been together for 2 & ½ years, were just voted Best Couple for the Mott Haven High School yearbook in the Bronx.

The young women are Mott Haven High’s first same sex couple to receive this honor, and this may be a first in Bronx overall. It’s notable that while Albany is in distress -- putting the gay marriage bill potentially in jeopardy – and one of the city’s leading opponents to gay marriage, Ruben Diaz, is also in the Bronx – that real change is still happening on the ground in some of the city’s less likely corners.

You can listen to Victoria and Deonine's story here...

1 comment:

shonky mcshonk said...

When will this not be a story..... paterson can do himself a big favor by getting this done. then maybe our super hero b'rack will really get the idea