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posted Friday, March 19, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 12

Gay-rights backers reach out to Bleckley senior
By JULIE HUBBARD
jhubbard@macon.com

Gay-rights supporters from across the country are offering to buy everything from boutonnieres to dinner for a Bleckley County High School senior who was granted permission to take his boyfriend to the prom.

WOODY MARSHALL/THE TELEGRAPH Derrick Martin, a senior at Bleckley County High School, has received permission to take his boyfriend to his school's prom.

Martin asked his principal this year if he could take another male to his senior prom, set for April 17.

At first school officials told the 18-year-old that the town of Cochran, with a population of 5,200, wasn't ready for it.

full story:
http://www.macon.com/2010/03/24/1070478/gay-rights-backers-reach-out-to.html


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