Friday, April 24, 2015

Jacob and Anthony Are Going To The Dance

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.
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8 comments:

Michael Dodd said...

Ya gotta love the kids!

anne marie in philly said...

I bet they will look FABULOUS!!!!!

the dogs' mother said...

How wonderful, sniff, sniff. xoxoxo

greenbeltandy said...

Maybe Anthony can get Jacob to switch teams. He is certainly cute enough!

mistress maddie said...

A heartwarming story for the weeks end. Brings back my feelings of being lucky in high school. I was out in school, and it was fine. My high school was very 90210, and I was not picked on. I went to the dances alone, but all my straight friends, the boys, all saved me dances. I still smile thinking about it, and back then, had no idea just how cool and progressive that was. So you see, to me, gay has always been normal.....and is.

MAC said...

What an awesome story... it brought a tear to my eye... THANKS FOR SHARING!

HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!

Debbie said...

I LOVED THIS STORY!!!!!
The next generation is going to save us!

Biki Honko said...

Thats the way society should be!