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Gay High-Schooler Gets Date for Prom — With Straight Best Friend

Gay High-Schooler Gets Date for Prom — With Straight Best Friend


The Internet is blowing up with congratulatory messages from around the world.

While some of us remember not being able to take a same-sex date to prom or not getting a date at all, one gay Las Vegas teen will have better memories -- his straight, male best friend has asked him to be his date.

"Guess who just got asked to prom!" Anthony Martinez tweeted today, along with a picture of the friend, Jacob Lescenski, and others holding a banner reading, "You're hella gay. I'm hella str8, but you're like my brother, so be my d8?"

"I couldn't ask for a better person in my life," Martinez wrote. "Thank you Jacob can't wait for May 2nd."


The young men's story has blown up on Twitter, with congratulatory messages coming from as far away as London, Budapest, and the Philippines, and from social media celebrities such as Q. Allan Brocka, Davey Wavey, Tyler Oakley, and Brendan Jordan.

The two friends have posted a video to Instagram thanking everyone for the overwhelming support.

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