This article was published more than 10 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. A few months ago, year-old Marc Hall was planning his Grade 12 prom night with his boyfriend. Hall envisioned himself stepping out of a limo in a white tuxedo, his hair dyed baby blue to match his shirt. His year-old date would be standing beside him, dressed in black. Yesterday, the gay Oshawa student took legal action in a bid to force the Durham Catholic District School Board to let him attend the prom with his boyfriend, Jean-Paul Dumond.
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Durham Catholic School Board to bring a same-sex date to his Catholic high school prom made headlines in In Inniston, Marc Hall Aaron Ashmore is popular and his sexuality relatively well-accepted by his classmates and later his parents. But when he decides to take his boyfriend to the prom as his date, he finds he has stepped over the line straight into the fight of his young life and sends ripples through Canada's media. From just an ordinary teenager, he becomes an icon for LGBT rights across the nation when he discovers he is battling discrimination to date whomever he wants within the spotlight of the nation's media. The offices of Toronto-based Tapestry Pictures were vandalised one week before the film's television premiere, and the producers feared the vandalism was linked to its controversial film it was about to release. This article related to a Canadian TV movie is a stub.
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Marc Hall, a young man living in Quebec, registers his prom date as per his Catholic school's rules. He is denied his request, because his prom date is a boy. Marc Hall is an openly gay teenager in a very conservative Catholic school. This film documents his struggles legal, emotional, ethical and personal to be himself and to live his life the way he deems best. With the help of friends, family and supporters, "Cinderfella" makes it to the ball, With his Prince Charming.
Reuben Lack, a senior at Alpharetta High School in Georgia, was stripped of his title as Student Body President in April after he introduced a resolution to change the titles of Prom King and Queen in favor of more gender-neutral titles for the Prom Court. Lack took the issue of his dismissal all the way to the Eighth Circuit Court where a judge ruled in favor of the school, stating that he would have been dismissed anyway due to other office violations i. Derrick Martin, a senior at Bleckley County High School in Georgia, faced a different type of resistance after seeking approval to bring his boyfriend to the prom in The school principal first said he did not think the small town of Cochran was "ready for that kind of change," but as the school only had restrictions against attendees over age 21, they eventually allowed his request. However, after Martin's victory hit the press, his family kicked him out of their home due to the heavy media attention brought on by the incident.