Michael Martin, a West Virginian senior at Mussleman High School recently became a hit on the web when he and his boyfriend if four months Logan Westrope unabashedly attended Martin’s senior prom.
Martin asked Logan to be his date after Logan finished his work-shift at the anti-gay fast-food chain, Chick Fil-A. Michael gave him a bag with a chicken sandwich inside and asked, “Are you a chicken or will you go to the prom with me?” Logan “easily and gladly said yes.”
Though Logan felt nervous about how Martin’s classmates would react to his boyfriend, they didn’t hear any negative comments. A lot of students (especially female ones) would come up to compliment how cute and great they looked together. They ended up slow dancing all night long.
The couple has become popular not only for their bravery — a 2013 poll found that 70 percent of West Virginians thought same-sex marriage should be illegal — but also for their academic and athletic prowess. Martin plays on the school’s soccer, swim, and tennis teams and plans to major in Environmental Sustainability; Logan plays tennis and will major in meteorology.
Now let’s enjoy their special night together with these adorable photos taken during their prom night.