Michael Crawford

Homecoming Goes Gay

Filed By Michael Crawford | October 28, 2007 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: coming out of the closet, gay teens, gay youth

In a clear sign that our movement is making progressive despite our many fits and sputters comes this absolutely lovely story of two high school kids, a gay couple, who were named gay homecoming princes:

For what appears to be the first time in school history, the Davis Senior High student body has elected a gay couple into homecoming royalty. With each boasting a white sash declaring his title as "Prince," the two 16-year-olds rode through the city of Davis on a recent Friday afternoon in the school's annual homecoming parade.

They stood in the back of a pickup truck, arm-in-arm, smiling warmly despite the rain.

"People were so excited for us," Gatewood said of the couple's victory, announced a few weeks ago. "We were a little surprised, but Davis ..."

"Is a liberal town," interrupts his boyfriend of four months, Raphael. "Go 10 miles in any other direction and you'll get some other feeling."

How adorable is that?

Of course, the anti-gays are frothing at the mouth and spewing invective. Yeah, well that's their problem. We are a little too busy spreading love and equality to be consumed by their hatred.

Congratulations boys!

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How adorable is that?

It puts Benji to shame...

The times, they are a changin'

Thank God.

Yeah, I saw the pictures; I must chime in with Michael in squealing "adorable." If only this was a representative sample of the American people.

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | October 28, 2007 12:31 PM

That really is sweet!

I wouldn't have thought it of Davis-progress, indeed!!!

Cute. Now if only I could redo my homecomings....

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | October 28, 2007 10:54 PM

Alex, click your heels together three and recite "There's no place like homecoming..."