Monday, April 19, 2010

Derrick Martin had a good night at the Prom

Great news for Derrick Martin! After being kicked out of his home and heckled from his school, he actually had a great time at the prom.

When Martin, 18, and his boyfriend Richard Goodman, also 18, stepped onto a makeshift “red carpet” and their names were announced, a few parents whispered but many in the crowd gave him a loud cheer. No one yelled out in protest.

“I wonder if they realize what they’ve done,” said Arturro Beeche, a San Francisco professor who flew into Georgia on Friday and drove Martin and Goodman to the prom. “Once it happens in small-town America, it will inspire so many,” he said.


a wink at Towleroad for the pic.


Bob said...

Gotta love a happy ending.

robertga99 said...

I do think it will inspire many! We don't know the true impact yet but i really feel like these steps are going to tear down many a wall.

And what a cute couple they make.

Kyle Leach said...

I hope the gathered lots of terrific memories. This will mean so much to so many people.

Gay Comic Geek said...

That is so incredibly awesome! This makes me feel so happy about life!

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