Some happy news came out of West Virginia this past week. Michael Martin, an all state soccer player, and all conference swimmer and tennis player, attended prom with his boyfriend Logan Westrope. It seems relatively normal for people to attend prom as friends even though they are the same sex, but to attend as a gay couple is very courageous. The two were very excited about the night ahead of them and knew it would be a night to remember.
Michael had asked Logan to prom by handing him a bag with a chicken sandwich and a note saying “Are you chicken or will you go to prom with me?” Logan happily said yes. This was a great story of progression and acceptance coming out of West Virginia. It would be great to see more stories like this, but there is hope that one day these kinds of stories won’t be such big news. Ideally, these stories will just be normal in our society.
Please go read this story in full detail at Outsports. It is a great read!
What are your opinions on attending school events as an openly gay couple? Have any of you done so and had similar/different stories than Michael and Logan?