Gay Prom King Stays Positive

Kyle Hutchinson made a bit of history last month.

The openly gay Arizona teen received high school’s highest social honor: prom king. Too bad many of his classmates didn’t appreciate the trailblazing and made a jeer-filled show of their disappointment. While obviously the taunts hurt, Hutchinson, being a resilient young homo, refuses to let the negativity bring him down:

I’m always trying to be a good role model for other people. To tell them, ‘It’s OK to be gay. Just because you’re gay doesn’t mean you have to be the lowest person, treated the worst.’

The people who booed me, I forgive them. But, I guess there’s really nothing to forgive. I refuse the idea that ‘being gay’ is a reason to hate someone. I refuse to accept it, it has become obsolete. Those who do hold that hate in their hearts, well, after my crowning it is obvious they are now the minorities.

Don’t you love when inspirational figures get all sassy and shit?

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  • fredo777

    I was prom “Lord”, but that was pretty good, considering I wasn’t a jock. All of the other guys in the prom court were.

    I’m proud of this kid for winning + for his positive attitude.

  • IDNY

    WORK! (finger snap)

  • Rsquared

    What a smart, evolved kid. He and Amanda Lorber will rule the world soon enough.

  • Alacer

    whoooo! Rock on!

  • Sean

    Awesome. I graduated from that high school seven years ago, never thought I’d see something like this there.

  • michael

    Awesome! I always say that we adult gays need to pay more attention to our youth, supporting, encouraging and basically doing what we can to help build their self esteem. Many of know we don’t get that from our natural parents so I think we need to be there for our young GLBT. They are our future.

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