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NY high school crowns gay seniors prom king and queen

Gay best friends Charlie Ferrusi and Timmy Howard have been voted prom king and queen at Hudson High in upstate New York, winning the student vote by a landslide.

Ferrusi (left) and Howard

The teens said they ran the idea past advisers and the principal, who gave their approval. They added that one of the hardest parts of the experience was deciding who would be king and who would be queen.

(Howard was the queen, while Ferrusi wore the king’s crown.)

The two seniors won by such a wide margin that the school didn’t even bother naming any runners-up.

“We’re proud of all our students,” said Principal Steven Spicer. “They know they have the right to pick whoever they want. It was exciting for them and it was exciting for Charlie and Tim.”

Next stop? Ferrusi and Howard will be riding together as Grand Marshalls in the Hudson Pride Parade on Sunday, June 20.

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