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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:09 PM
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Georgia senior gets to take a same sex date to his prom only to be thrown out by his parents
http://www.macon.com/2010/03/24/1070478/gay-rights-back...


Martin asked his principal this year if he could take another male to his senior prom, set for April 17.

At first school officials told the 18-year-old that the town of Cochran, with a population of 5,200, wasnt ready for it.

The high school only had a policy that barred bringing a date older than the age of 21, so school officials subsequently told Martin they granted his request.

Many gay-rights activists are now posting the story on their Facebook pages. And an Atlanta filmmaker said he hopes to document the story.

I sent flowers to his high school, said Randi Reitan, a resident of Eden Prairie, Minn., who sent a bouquet of yellow flowers with a rainbow-colored balloon to Bleckley County High on Tuesday to show her support.

We have a gay son. I wish he couldve danced with a young man at his prom, Reitan said.



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But because of the media attention, Martins parents have kicked him out and the teen is staying with a friend, he said.

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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:18 PM
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1. DU Facebookers... Derrick Martin is on FB. Send him a message of support.
He probably needs to hear from some kind folks like us!!
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:30 PM
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3. I sent him a message just before I posted this
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 04:20 PM
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2. I read some local comments on this. A lot of vile, disgusting people in that town. Maybe we could
start a collection for him to move to a place where his safety and well being isn't in danger.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:10 PM
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4. kick
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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:16 PM
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5. You could have said Georgia "high school" senior . Had me all confused.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:38 PM
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6. I figured Prom might have given you a clue
sorry.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:52 PM
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7. How could someone reject their kid like that?
I'm grateful he has friends helping him out. :(
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