Public official attacks gay teen for wanting to bring same-sex date to school dance

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Many teenagers stress about finding a date to the school dance, but one Tennessee teen didn’t even have the option. Lance Sanderson, 18, made waves on social media, petitioning for the right to take a same-sex date to Christian Brothers High School’s in Memphis, Tennessee for its homecoming dance after being denied by school officials.

After his cry for help was ignored, Sanderson was suspended for drawing unwanted media attention to the school. To make matters worse, Lakeland commissioner Clark Plunk took to Facebook, blasting Sanderson and the entire gay community, Towleroad reports. According to Towleroad, Plunk posted this hate-driven speech on his private Facebook page.

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