Parents Of GA Teen Kick Him Out

Georgia –  The Georgia teen who convinced his school to let him attend the prom with his boyfriend has been kicked out of his home.

Derrick Martin was thrown from his house when his parent's learned he's gay.

Derrick Martin was thrilled when his school decided to let him bring his boyfriend to prom. Unfortunately once his parents were unaware he was gay until then, and when they heard about the news they threw Derrick out of the house. Derrick is now staying at a friend’s house, but says he plans to still attend the prom. As a person who was also thrown out of the house when I was 17, I applaud Derrick’s couragiousness. Parent’s of queer children need to realize what their “morals” are costing their children. Queer teenagers are at an extremely high risk for suicide and this needs to stop!


4 responses to this post.

  1. Is there a website where we can donate to help him? Or anything? This is so sad and unfortunately happens all the time….


  2. I agree. If all else fails to express whom you are end it with “mom, Dad. If You’re going to kick me out over this I want all the photos, and paperwork that Include me in them, and for you to goto church and deny I was ever born.”

    Yes Radical, but sometimes in some places It’ll work, and If not they look like fools. Money, pleasure, and pride Snuffed by their own actions.

    I pray to anything, and everything we are that they realize they should snuff out their blinded hatred.


  3. Posted by Michelle DeShane on March 24, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    These young people are being viewed as less than human, dehumanized and even demonized, and the school has created an atmosphere where it’s okay to be verbally abusive, be physically abusive. So these young people, this young man in particular, suffer profoundly, physically, psychically, and spiritually.I feel like the school created this problem for itself, and now these kids! I would hope the school counselor would advise this child to get help from social services in his area.I pray that a local clergy member reads this article and helps him find a place of acceptance, and love and tolerance, so he can finish his public education. Throwing your kid out is abandonment , and you should not be able to abandon your kids without some consequences.


  4. Posted by Wallace Bachman on March 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    I saw this in the Advocate and would love to hear the parents’ side of this story, because I’m having a hard time imagining what they’re thinking. Could it be (1) We need to save face with the neighbors, (2) We can’t be seen in church until we do something really un-Christian, (3) Great! Let his boyfriend feed him?


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