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Prom Drama: Gays Banned, Then Un-Banned In Alabama

LIGayProm_2Good news, gays! You can now attend the prom at Greenville High School. (Well, not you specifically. Unless you go to that school. Which you probably don’t.)

It’s a familiar story: the school had initially threatened to block and LGBT couples from the event. But this time, the story has a happy ending. After students started posting the discriminatory policy on social media, the local news picked up the story. Then the superintendent apologized, reversed the rule, and now everyone is welcome.

So, start picking out your corsages and tuxedos and gowns. Do kids even wear that stuff anymore? Or is formalwear lame these days? We are so out of touch.

This is just the latest in a wave of happy prom stories. Last year an adorable gay couple became internet-famous for their prom adventure. A super-anti-gay teacher in Indiana was suspended after she tried to create a no-gays-allowed prom. A trans student in Pennsylvania was allowed to bring his girlfriend to prom, which why is that even a debate? And a Texas school allowed a trans girl to attend prom in a dress. Again, this really should not be a debate.

So, have a good time, kids! Ask the DJ to play “Rock Lobster” for us.


H/t: HuffPo

On:           Feb 21, 2014
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    • Mezaien

      Good for you sweet couple, send them all Christian to suck eggs.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tada-no

      LGBT kids these days have it good! I hope they appreciate and realize the times they live in. When I graduated high school, I wouldn’t dare dream of inviting a guy to prom. I’d have my diploma held back and no media outcry would save me nor would my classmates have my back. Teens are becoming more tolerant of us than 20 years ago.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 5:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stranded

      jezus, prom clothes are never going to change. Got to love those jewel colors.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all

      The really good news is that in 20 or 30 years those high school kids will be in charge and the old homophobes will be dead.

      Feb 21, 2014 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jmac

      @Respect4all: Yes And i hope to see it even down here in Australia though with our current Prime Minister who is stuck in the 50s i dream

      Feb 22, 2014 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all

      @jmac: I hope you’ll appreciate this from the late 1970s. http://youtu.be/WsdnnzXALMY

      Feb 24, 2014 at 2:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all

      @stranded: I think they look very cute. No powder blue tuxedos.

      Feb 24, 2014 at 2:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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