As a student council member at his high school, Anthony Martinez is often tasked with planning school dances. Martinez, who attends Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, shared on Twitter this week that he was asked to prom by someone entirely unexpected. It was his best friend, Jacob Lescenski -- who is straight. Guess who just got asked to prom by JacobLescenskii pic. For the promposal, Lescenski wearing camouflage pants in the photo above created a banner with the words: "You're hella gay, I'm hella str8.
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It is really common for GLBT teens to have feelings for their friends, but what do you do if you are gay and have a straight crush? It is totally normal to have a crush whether or not the person you are crushing on is gay or straight. Unfortunately, the fact that this guy is straight, means that is is unlikely that things will turn out exactly as you hope. Of course, the same could be said if he was gay.
It is really common for kids to question their sexual orientation and some kids ultimately realize that they are straight. However, for a lot of others, being attracted to someone of the same sex isn't a "phase. It's really common for GLBT teens who are struggling with their identity to feel like they don't want to be gay. But ultimately, you simply can't change your sexual orientation and try to do so can be really harmful to your mental health. Though you might fear that being gay or bisexual means you can't enjoy family life as an adult, that's not true!