In a turn of events that gives hope for the future, a gay couple in West Virginia attended their prom together last Saturday
Michael Martin, a four-year starter on Mussleman High School’s soccer team, attended the prom with his tennis player boyfriend Logan Westrope, who attends Hedgesville High School. Michael, who is also an all conference swimmer and tennis player, shared his coming out story with Outsports back in December. The two have been dating for four months.
I want a world that being gay does not alter the way you treat me. Like seriously I am the same person as you dude.
— Michael Martin (@martinofcompany) March 28, 2015
Michael asked Logan to the prom last month 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 easily and gladly said yes."
Logan told Outsports:
"We knew this would be a night to remember. We walked in, checked in with our tickets, and were off to have fun! 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."
Two more of the adorable photos, AFTER THE JUMP…