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Gay high school athletes go to prom together

Gay high school athletes go to prom together

Look at these photos of two gay athletes who attended prom together and try not to smile.

Michael Martin went to his senior prom at The Mussleman High School in West Virginia with Logan Westrope, an athlete from a nearby school.

Martin, an all-state soccer player, came out last fall by slow-dancing with his then-boyfriend at homecoming.

He asked his new boyfriend of four months to prom in March in the parking lot of Chik-fil-A, where Logan works.

‘I asked Logan to the prom after his work. I gave him a bag with a chicken sandwich inside and asked, "Are you a chicken or will you go to the prom with me?"’ he told Outsports.

‘He easily and gladly said yes.’

Westrope, an all conference swimmer and tennis player , said they knew prom would be a ‘night to remember.’

‘We walked in, checked in with our tickets, and were off to have fun!’ he said.

At first we were both a little hesitant to hold hands, not knowing how the rest of the student body would react. But after a short while, we were always next to each other and danced together the whole night.

‘Some of the slow songs we danced to were "Stay With Me" (Sam Smith), "See You Again" (Wiz Khalifa), and "All of Me" (John Legend). At the moment when the slow songs played, we would just stare into each other’s eyes and would think of how lucky we are to have each other.

‘We didn’t hear any negative comments about Michael and I. A lot of people would come up to us (especially the girls) and say, "You both are so cute!" or "You guys look great!" Once we left the prom, I remember Michael saying to me in the car, "Logan, this is our last prom and I’m so glad I got to spend it with you." I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect night.’

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