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Thu 25 Mar, 2010
By Sam Bristowe

I appreciate it…I was speechless that they said they would buy me dinner or buy me a tux in case someone messed mine up

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Parents of the boy who fought to take his boyfriend to his school prom and won, has now lost his home after his parents kicked him out.

According to, after Derrick Martin got the approval from Bleckley County High School to take his boyfriend to the April 17th prom the decision as sparked troubles at home.

Martin, 18, was asked to leave the family home after the worldwide media coverage of the story caused trouble at home. He is reportedly staying at friends.

Since the decision was made to allow him to take his boyfriend, it has sparked worldwide support. On social networking site, Facebook, a page has been created in support of Derrick. The group named “We Support Derrick Martin taking his boyfriend to the prom” has already attracted 1,525 members in one day.

On the page, supporters from all over the world have offered to buy the pair a limo for the evening or a romantic dinner for him and his boyfriend to have on prom night.

According to the Macon, the student was overwhelmed by the support, saying, “I appreciate it…I was speechless that they said they would buy me dinner or buy me a tux in case someone messed mine up.”

Students round the world are fighting for the right to take their same sex partner to the school prom. Constance McMillen was recently denied the right to take her girlfriend to her prom and is now suing the school for the discrimination against her for her sexuality.

McMillen was recently on the Ellen DeGeneres show where the host presented her with $30,000 for a scholarship.

Principle of Bleckley County High School, Michelle Masters, reportedly said that there was no policy against a student bringing a date of the same-sex to the prom.


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