It made news all over the world when Martin announced he wanted to take his boyfriend Derrick to the prom. Well, it seems like everyone else has taken him to heart and given him a lot of support. When the boys stepped out of their car, nervous, ready to enter the prom, they were expecting heckling, harassment and abuse. Apparently so were the officials, organising large numbers of police to be there “to prevent any silliness from marring the event”.

The boys had had quite violent threats, so it was a necessary measure, that thankfully proved not to be needed. The boys took a deep breath and stepped out of the car and, according to their chaperone Arturro Beach “It was then, amid screams of support and sonorous clapping accompanied by people yelling Derrick’s name, that I knew it would all be OK!”

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