feelingswoemotions saidHopefully this will make it more okay for gay couples at dances.
I definitely had it easy ( somehow) with that.
I went to Homecoming my sophomore year in highschool with my boyfriend as his date, and last year I went to my younger boyfriend's prom with him and we were the schools first gay prom couple
Its really fun, and it was WAY better than faking it and going with a girl.
Ya know, I don't DiSLIKE women, I just like guys instead. I will gladly dance with any woman, if she wants. Indeed, I've danced with my partner's sister a number of times. My only reservation is that she's a lot better dancer than me, and I have trouble keeping up.
When I had my high school senior prom, in 1967, I would have gone if any girl would have had me. I was too nerdy to be considered, however, and I obviously had no interest in girls to press the point, but I would have been glad to escort one.
If I'd had the ability I would have been pleased to fulfill her girlish fantasies about dancing at the senior prom with a guy, being escorted there, getting a corsage, all those formal things. And why not? It's just a ritual, and it makes some people happy.
And I'm glad if now, in some places, same-sex couples can also go openly to proms. When I lived in Seattle in the late 1990s, there used to be an annual Spring event called "The Prom You Never Had." At which gay & lesbian couples would attend, most far beyond high school age. The very thought of it, that it would be necessary, always brought tears to my eyes. I will be happy when such an event is no longer needed.