Straight Teen Asks His Gay Best Friend To Prom

Screen-Shot-2015-04-23-at-3.26.34-PMTrue poetry came recently in the form of a cheesily-worded prom invitation when Jacob Lescenski of Las Vegas popped the question to Anthony Martinez.

“You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother, so be my d8?”

While we’re always thrilled to hear stories of gay prom dates shattering the status quo, we absolutely love the idea of a straight guy who’s comfortable enough with himself to ask his gay best friend to the prom.

Related: High School Jock Comes Out By Slow Dancing With The Homecoming King

Whatever they’re putting in the school lunches down in Vegas is paying off.

Here’s the Tweet that Anthony posted that’s since been retweeted over a thousand times:

“He’s a real man,” Anthony said of Jacob, “given that he has the guts to fulfill my gay student council dream of always helping out planning dances, and never getting asked. I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life.”

Now the real question is — matching tuxes?

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  • Ryan Ellis

    Awwwww that is too sweet ????

  • Benjamin Ramirez

    Right…….straight……more like curiosity.

  • Rob Vasquez

    Stephen Lopez your gay

  • Vic Stevins

    That just blew tears out of my eyes. I love both of these guys and I hope Jacob’s parents are proud they raised such a great guy. It would be awesome if they were crowned KING and QUEEN!

  • Martin Steele

    I’m a bad,bad man… I immediately started speculating about after the dance, on Prom Night

  • Perry M. Gentry

    After a day of reading more of the usual disheartening anti-gay stories, this was nice. And hopeful.

  • StephK

    Pure class!

  • Tim Allen


  • Gregory Robledo

    New Generation!!! Proud of it!!!

  • sportyguy1983

    This generation is full kids in desperate need of attention.

  • Kana Saetern

    Awwwe that was so sweet I shed a tear ??

  • bottom250

    AWWWW this has me so crying. So beautiful.

  • Philigree

    @sportyguy1983: And you’re saying that because you don’t want any attention? Please. Don’t be bitter if you’re one of those losers who never got asked to prom. Judging by that comment I wouldn’t be surprised if being gay isn’t the only reason behind it.

  • Giancarlo85

    @Philigree: Exactly. Now sportyloser is well pass 30, probably fat and miserable too.

    I cannot stand bitter queens. This is a nice story about a great friend… Now if only there were more friendships like this one.

  • bottom250

    @sportyguy1983: You are one bitter queen

  • bottom250

    @Martin Steele: You are one healthy gay man, sweetheart.

  • silveroracle

    That is so lovely.

  • Billy Budd

    I have a straight friend who is almost as good as that one. I don’t think he would ever invite me to prom, but we hug often and he does lots of stuff for me that very few other friends would do.

  • Felix Duarte

    How f’ing cool is that!!??

  • jwtraveler

    My, how times have changed!

  • Jon Brookshire

    Oh wow, how times have changed! I graduated in 2002, and didn’t even consider going to Prom. A guy going with a guy would have certainly meant scandal and a beat down. This, however, is pretty adorable!!! I hope that all gay kids can enjoy such acceptance in the very near future!

  • Deon Letsoalo

    Well, excuse me if I don’t see anything “cute” about this idiocy. Clearly did it for publicity; I know I would have. My eyes rolled so far back into my head, I thought they may get stuck!

  • cflekken

    Well, I hope they bring condoms for the after-prom. Oh, wait…… LOL

  • Timo Marinovi?

    Martina Mons oh gott, so sü?

  • Leonard Woodrow

    Wonderful! Education will out, and our youngsters are the strongest weapon we have.

  • jtlytle

    Jacob’s parents must have raised his son perfect!

  • Realitycheck

    Nice kids both of them and obviously great friends…….. Glad for them.

  • BuyK

    “You’re hella gay and I’m a patronizing narcissist! Let’s make your prom and sexuality all about my brilliant self!”

  • Giancarlo85

    @Deon Letsoalo: Thanks for sharing that you bitter queen.

    @BuyK: Another bitter wash up.

    I guess when you hear a nice story, you always have to think the worst. That is what happens when you are bitter and lonely.

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  • jantheman4903

    @Benjamin Ramirez: more like you are a jaded uglyhearted man. am sorry you never had a straight friend you didn’t try to fuck.some of us did. referred to as…friends.

  • DavidIntl

    So jealous of kids these days. Why couldn’t I have been born 30 years later? This was simply not possible in South Carolina in 1984…

  • jantheman4903

    @Mitch Broderick: easy to say crap hiding behind the net..awful

  • Captain Obvious

    That’s really cute, but kinda sucks that no other gay guy in the school asked him… especially since the school seems pretty ok with it.

    Though I remember when I was in high school they barred two lesbians from attending together and any other gay students. You’d be banned from the dance if you tried to have a same sex date.

    At the head of the stance against gay prom dates was a closeted history teacher who kept hitting on male students all the time, he even tried to force some guy on the wrestling team to be friends with me(didn’t end well, but his gaydar for closeted teen boys was too good…).

    Glad to see things changing a bit, though pervy teachers with a lot of baggage will always exist.

  • da90027

    Great story but shame on the posters saying sportsguy is old and fat I know lots of guys under 30 who post negative comments…

  • Hillers

    I’m coming up on my 20 year high school reunion, and know that not a soul in the graduating class of ’95 would have done something as awesome as this. We need our straight allies in this fight, and it’s awesome to see them come through with shining colors–and now prom invites, too!

  • [email protected]

    This is the best thing thats happen in a long time, congrats to both and hope you have a good time.

  • Giancarlo85

    @da90027: Um, he came in here and posted bitter comments about a nice story. He deserved that.

  • Lothar

    Patronizing, but it couldve been worse. It couldve been the gay guy’s straight female best friend who asked. (I know you wont have a prom date b/c you’re gay. I need 2 more service points for Beta Club. So why don’t we help each other! Its a win-win! #gleewinning !)

  • blackberry finn

    @Deon Letsoalo: You imply they’re not sincere. Do you think a straight guy would show up to a prom with a guy and subject himself to potential ridicule by his friends, for publicity?

  • Chris

    We can read ulterior motives and by cynical about this story. I, however, chose to take it at face value and am happy about it. What an awesome pair of best friends; I hope their friendship sees them through the rest of their lives.

  • Joy Rogers

    How fabulous!…..!

  • lauraspencer

    Not so sure this is much different than gay guys of yesteryear going to the prom with female friends. I went to my Jr. Prom and Senior Ball with my best friends. The only difference is they were girls.

    If it isn’t going to be romantic (which a straight guy and gay means it won’t be) then what is the big deal with going with a female friend?

    I guess I should give a BIG belated thank you to my female friends today since we didn’t have twitter and the internet in the 80s!

  • Giancarlo85

    @lauraspencer: Take a chill pill. I thought this was a nice uplifting story. with all the negative shit out there, I see why people are so negative about everything.

  • Bryguyf69

    @Chris: Ditto. Whatever the motive was, this sort of publicity is good the LGBT community. At the very least, it gives LGBT kids hope about the new generation. But I too believe he’s sincere. Sincerity in the sense that his main motive is fondness for his friend. And possibly feeling sorry for him since it’s not that easy for gay students to get dates. And he obviously has an affinity for gays, given that he helps organize their dances.

  • lauraspencer


    I didn’t criticize the story and I don’t need to chill. Once again you jump on posters for no reason.

  • Bryguyf69

    @Deon Letsoalo wrote: “clearly did it for the publicity”
    And your “clear” evidence is? Furthermore, you’re ignoring the very real consequences of this act, regardless of the motives.
    1) The gay friend gets a date. Do you think it’s otherwise easy for gays to get a prom date?
    2) It gives hope to other young LGBTs that straight allies and friends exist, making it easier to come out.
    3) It annoys the helluva out of homophobes.
    4) It elevates their friendship.

    And note that the straight friend risks attacks and teasing from others — including anonymous Internet bullying from around the world.

  • Bryguyf69

    @Deon Letsoalo wrote: “Clearly did it for publicity; I know I would have. My eyes rolled so far back into my head, I thought they may get stuck!”
    Your eyes rolled back because you climaxed fantasizing about these guys.

    So what’s the downside — even if your accusation is true? Are you saying that the gay friend is being led on, assuming that there’s romance? Otherwise, why would his motive matter? Has he ever misrepresented the act as anything grander or nobler than simply a fun invitation of a friend? So what’s your beef?

  • Bryguyf69

    @Jon Brookshire: I love the look of surprised delight on the girl’s face. It’s indicative of the new generation. A generation that is overwhelmingly for gay marriage. It’s the one fact that worries homophobes more than any other. Even a majority of young Republicans and Catholics are for gay equality, and even gay marriage. As Bill O’Reilly said, the battle over gay marriage is over, so get over it.

  • mezzacanadese

    I think this is a very sweet story. Heartwarming.

  • Giancarlo85

    @lauraspencer: You made a stupid comparison. And I didn’t jump on you. Just your post which was terrible.

  • VampDC

    This is the best thing I’ve era all day!

  • lauraspencer


    I feel sorry for you. I have seen how you attack other people on this site. If you don’t like my comment that is fine, but it is odd that you feel the need to attack posters rather than commenting on the story. Do you get ignored in every day life and this is your way of engaging with people? Hope you have a nice weekend.

  • skipvanpelt

    The kids are alright

  • enlightenone

    Many say it’s bravery and courage; and I’m sure this young man is all that and more. I say, however, this is LOVE in thought, deed, and action!

  • billywonka

    Good for both of them ans all their friends who accept this! hOPE THEY HAVE A GREAT pROM!

  • cvdixon29

    @Mitch Broderick: Really? Was that even necessary? Straight and gay people can be friends and go out in public or to proms or dinner without it meaning the straight person is in the closet….smh

  • cvdixon29

    I think it’s great that two friends are going to the prom together, Sweet!!

  • sfcarlos65

    Amazing! Now, that’s a friend.

  • Giancarlo85

    @lauraspencer: I am at peace with most people on this site and they are cool with me. I may attack the log cabin types but they are a threat to all the gains made in the pursuit of equality and social justice.

    And no, I don’t get ignored. Thanks for self projecting your own issues. I hope you get help that you need.

  • GayEGO

    Now this is a real man, standing up for equality and inclusiveness. Life is not always about sex.

  • GuyllFyre

    Um, gay or straight or, like you know, like, whatevar…(Sorry, bad valley girl impression)

    Regardless of alignment, didn’t any of you “Go Stag” together?
    This may be a more “public” announcement of going to the prom with your friend and it’s very sweet, but isn’t going to the prom with your friends part of the idea?

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