Though Derrick has received tons of support from the internet and from gay rights groups, things are not totally rosy:
"Martin said he got 54 messages Tuesday on Facebook.
'I appreciate it,' he said. 'I was speechless that they said they would buy me dinner or buy me a tux in case someone messed mine up.'
But because of the media attention, Martin’s parents have kicked him out and the teen is staying with a friend, he said."
Shame on them.
The school is holding firm on its decision to allow gay couples at the prom.