You have no idea, dear reader, how close this story is to my heart. An 18 year-old lesbian student has had her prom night ruined because of Southern American bigotry. She was not allowed to accompany her female partner "as a date" at the Prom. You can read the full story HERE.
Of course, I am outraged, I genuinely am outraged that people can be so mean. What kind of signals of rejection is this sending out, to someone at the beginning of their adult life? I don't buy into the gay martyrdom schtick as a rule, but this is about somebody who was brave enough to be true to themselves whilst surrounded by breathtaking insensitivity and ignorance.
(But I wish that young people would not say "And I was like.." It irritates me to death.)