Derrick Martin Goes to Prom

Remember when I wrote to Derrick Martin, the Georgia teenager whose parents kicked him out after he talked to the media about bringing his boyfriend to prom? 

You might kind of feel like there’s people who want you to have the prom we never had, for us. My advice? Don’t. Go to prom and have a wonderful time. For yourself and your boyfriend. You deserve it.

They did. 

Derrick and Richard hold hands at Derrick's prom.

Derrick (right) and his boyfriend Richard Goodman hold hands as they walk into Derrick's prom. (Photo by Julie Hubbard, Macon Telegraph)

 From the Macon Telegraph story:

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.

Aww, warm fuzzies.  Richard’s prom is May 8 – and the two will be attending that as well.


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