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I remember being the closeted gay kid in high school, and just hating when dances came around because everyone always asked if you were taking anyone and the only person I wanted to take was Ian, the foreign exchange student from Australia, but that just would not happen. So, I didn’t go to proms and homecomings and such, though it might have been different had I had a friend like Jacob Lescenski.
Jacob is straight — that’s okay, he was born that way — and his best friend, Anthony Martinez, is gay; also okay, because he was born that way. Anthony is also a member of the student council and plans a lot of the school dances, but never gets asked to attend … until now.
One day, after posting to Twitter that he didn’t have a date for the dance, Anthony walked down a hall at school and saw this:
"You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother so be my d8!"
His best friend had decided that he’d like to take Anthony to prom:
“I decided on going to prom alone because my original date idea didn’t work out so well. Then one night I saw Anthony, who is my best friend, Tweeting about wanting a date. I then thought about how amazing of a guy he is and that he deserved a date. So, I came up with the poster idea, asked my friend Mia to make it and asked him that next day. No one knew about it except for me, my friend Jamie, and Mia. Therefore it was a giant surprise to everyone, especially Anthony!” — Jacob Lescenski
Times do change; people do change.
Some people are gay; get over it … and dance.