Thursday, March 25, 2010
Supporters have rallied around Derrick, and are offering to help pay for everything from boutonnieres to a stretch limo for Derrick and his boyfriend, but so far there has been no word on anyone helping him find a new place to live, although he is temporarily staying with a friend.
Derrick says he first sought permission in January to bring his date to the April 17 dance at the school. Bleckley High requires approval in advance for bringing a prom date from outside the county. Since there is no official school policy covering the subject of same-sex dates. Principal Michelle Masters approved the request.
You might remember a similar request by a female student in Mississippi to bring her girlfriend to the senior dance led to the prom at her school being cancelled.
That's not the case here though, Derrick's School Actually Did Right by Him. It Was His Parents and their Religion that Let Him down!
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