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Straight guy asks best gay friend to prom

Sometimes what happens in Vegas goes viral

“If it made Anthony happy, and fulfilled his dream of going to prom with a guy, and had a date to prom myself, nothing else mattered.”

Prom Date Anthony and Jacob

–Desert Oasis High School student Jacob Lescenski to CNN on why he asked Anthony Martinez, to the prom.

Lescenski, who is straight, noticed that his best friend Martinez, who is gay, had posted a few frustrated Tweets about never being asked to the prom, despite helping to plan it tirelessly year after year. “I then thought about how amazing of a guy he is and that he deserved a date,” Lescenski told NewNowNext, which broke the story. So, with the help of a few friends, Lescenski contructed a banner with a clever rhyme that posed the big question.

“Guess who got asked to prom! BY A STRAIGHT GUY,” a decidedly ebulllient Martinez posted on Tumblr. “He’s my best friend, and a real man given the fact he has the guts to fulfill my gay student council dream of always helping out planning dances, and never getting asked. I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life.”

The Las Vegas high schoolers posted a short video on Instagram thanking their friends and well-wishers for the outpouring of support.


A video posted by AnthonyseXC (@anthonysexc) on

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