W.V. high school athletes attend senior prom as couple … and nobody freaked out

Michael Martin, left, and Logan WestropePhoto: Jodi Brotman Westrope
Michael Martin, left, and Logan Westrope
Michael Martin, left, and Logan Westrope Jodi Brotman Westrope


It’s prom season at high schools across the country, a special time that until recently has been reserved for straight student couples. A sign of growing acceptance and change took place in West Virginia on Saturday night.

The Mussleman High School senior prom was held at The Heritage Hall in Inwood, West Virginia. Among the couples attending were Michael Martin, a Mussleman senior, and his boyfriend Logan Westrope, who attends Hedgesville High School.

Michael was a four-year starter on his school’s soccer team, making all-state as a goalie. He is also an all conference swimmer and tennis player. He told his coming out story on Outsports in December, in what was our most-viewed story of 2014.


“We knew this would be a night to remember,” Logan told Outsports. “We walked in, checked in with our tickets, and were off to have fun! At first we were both a little hesitant to hold hands, not knowing how the rest of the student body would react. But after a short while, we were always next to each other and danced together the whole night.”

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