I asked Walter to prom a bit late. None of the straight boys in my very tiny high school had come through, so I faced the music and asked my gay friend. "I have to think this over" was his underwhelmed response.
For every teen, prom season brings up a flurry of first-time emotions. Will that dreamy boy ask me out? For gay teens, those emotions are magnified by the fact that we know deep down that dreamy boy will never ask us.
I have a challenge to every prom committee out there in every city, town, and village across America. Show the world that we're not all like the parents and students of the Itawamba County School district.