It’s that time of the year, and we don’t mean the cherry blossoms.
Teenagers across the country are awkwardly asking each other to prom, and what was once a near-certain letdown for LGBTQ youth who could only dream of inviting the person they really had their sights on, is slowly becoming an opportunity to change the game.
1. Take, for instance, this video that was recently posted of a high school senior first coming out to his class, then asking a boy to the big dance (A little backstory: the boy he asks, Mark, had been telling his friends he wished he could go to prom with a guy. When he’s asked, he bursts into tears of joy.):
And if that didn’t melt your heart right out of your chest, here are some more memorable and inspiring queer promposals:
2. No chicks at this drive-through
“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?’ ” Michael said. “He easily and gladly said yes.”
Takeout dinners aside, here’s how they looked on the big night:
3. Things that would be really gay: you going to prom with me
Well that cuts right to the point — and she said yes!
4. Musical theater mashup
Wonder where they…rented…their tuxes?
5. Political animals
The messaging could use some work, but it’s still so now.
6. Field of dreams
If you ask her, she will dance.