Straight high school student asks gay best friend to prom

When gay high school student Anthony Martinez was having trouble finding a prom date, his straight best friend happily volunteered. (Anthony Martinez/Tumblr/Twitter)

When one gay high school student was looking for a prom date, his straight best friend happily volunteered.

Anthony Martinez is a student at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas. Recently Anthony, who is gay, tweeted his frustrations about finding a male prom date.


Anthony's straight best friend, Jacob Lescenskii, ended up making his prom dream come true.

Anthony said yes, and was elated by his friend's positive gesture.

"He's a real man," Anthony told NewNowNext. "Given that 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."

Jacob discussed what lead him to asking Anthony to the prom.

"I decided on going to prom alone because my original date idea didn't work out so well," Jacob told NewNowNext. "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 (who made the poster). Therefore it was a giant surprise to everyone, especially Anthony!"

The friends posted a video to Instagram, thanking everyone for the well wishes.


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