Catholic School Boy Allowed to Bring Boyfriend to PromCanadian 17-year-old student Marc Hall filed suit against the Durham Catholic School Board in 2002 after his request to bring his boyfriend, 21-year-old Jean-Paul Dumond, to the prom was denied by Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic Secondary School on grounds that homosexuality is not in line with the Roman Catholic teachings of the school. A judge disagreed and granted an injunction, both allowing Hall and Dumond to attend prom - which they did - and preventing the school from canceling the prom altogether. During the heated controversy, school board member Stan Karwowski resigend after it was revealed that he sent emails in which he called Hall a "faggot." The story was the inspiration for the 2005 film Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story.
IL Lesbian Not Permitted to Wear Tuxedo to PromAfter Proviso East High School Principal Milton Patch told lesbian student Belinda Sanchez that she was not permitted to wear a tuxedo to the 2011 prom as she wished, the ACLU got involved in this Chicago-area case. Thought the school district later allowed Sanchez to wear the tux, they also claimed that the decision was made before the ACLU intervened, not after.
NC School Changes Policy to Allow Same-Sex Prom DatesIn a case of one teen having a really awesome mom, Starmount High School in Booneville, NC, originally denied a request to a student named Chase who sought to bring his boyfriend Jordan Nixon to his 2010 prom. Jordan's mother Leesa stepped in, saying she would take action and expose the school's discrimination. The school responded by changing the language in their official policy to allow each student to bring a "guest," not necessarily a "date." At least it was a step in the right direction...
Too bad other parents at the southern high school were not as accepting. They went as far as to threaten to organize a second "invitation only" prom for "straight kids" so they would be exposed to the "sickness" of homosexuality, all the while preaching Bible quotes and asserting what is "right." Some people, man.
Utah LGBT Students Denied Participation in School PromenadeIn 2004, Murray High School in Murray, UT, sought to ban gay and lesbian students from participating in the promenade of their prom, even under increasing media attention. After a threatening letter from the ACLU, the school reversed its decision, allowing LGBT couples to participate, including 17-year-old student Heather Johnston, who enjoyed the night with her girlfriend.
FL Boy Suspended After Elected Prom Queen Runner-UpIn 2010, Flanagan High School senior Oscar Bonilla donned a dress and attempted to run for Prom Queen at his school in Pembroke Pines, FL. Before he could make it to the event, however, Bonilla was suspended for two days, allegedly for parking in an improper location and ignoring orders to move his car. The suspension prohibited him from attending the event, but even in absence, Bonilla still managed to be elected runner-up Prom Queen.
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