Jacob Lescenski and Anthony Martinez are two typical teenagers from Las Vegas: best friends, and now prom buddies.
Although this seems like the story of a happy couple, these two aren’t a couple at all: Anthony is gay, while Jacob is straight! Jacob executed the prom-posal by revealing a large banner to Anthony that read: “You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8, but you’re like my brother, so be my d8?”
According to a post made by Anthony: “Jacob is a real man, given he has the guts to fulfill my gay student council dream; I am always helping out planning dances, and never getting asked. I couldn’t ask for a better person in my life. I just always wanted a date, but I knew being gay, and knowing I’m too busy for guys, no gay guy would ask me to a dance let alone prom. So like any teen I complained about it on Twitter. On April 21, I was down at lunch selling prom tickets, and I went upstairs to go to class and saw this giant poster and assumed it was for another person… until I read ‘You’re hella gay’.”
When asked about why he decided to take his best friend, Jacob said: “I decided on going to prom alone, because my original date idea didn’t work out so well. Then one night I saw Anthony, who is my best friend, Tweeting about wanting a date. I then thought about how amazing of a guy he is, and that he deserved a date. So I came up with the poster idea, asked my friend Mia to make it, and asked him that next day. No one knew about it except for me, my friend Jamie, and Mia: therefore it was a giant surprise to everyone, especially Anthony!”
Sometimes the best kind of love is the love of a friend.