January 17, 2017

Derrick Martin talks about getting kicked out for being gay

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Derrick Martin got me thinking about my prom way back in the 80s. I asked the cutest girl I knew to go with me and she said “yes.” She wore a sexy red dress and I had a white tuxedo with little red details.

She was my girlfriend for awhile then after the prom, she broke up with me. I was pissed but deep down, I didn’t care. I was gay! But there was no way I could’ve taken who I really wanted to take without causing a riot.

Wouldn’t have even considered it.

Today, most kids still don’t – especially kids who live in states like Georgia. But Derrick Martin wanted to take his boyfriend, Richard Goodman, to his prom last month and did so despite a wave of controversy. His determination and the surrounding publicity got him kicked out of his house by his parents.

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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