Why this gay teen wasn't allowed to bring male date to school dance

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Lance Sanderson missed out on his last homecoming dance this past weekend after he was prohibited from bringing a male student from other school as his date.

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Sanderson, an openly gay senior at Christian Brothers High School in Tennessee, was denied the request to bring a male student from another school to the homecoming dance.


When Sanderson asked why he couldn't bring his date, administrators pointed to the student handbook, stating: "CBHS students may attend the dance by themselves, with other CBHS students, or with a girl from another school. For logistical reasons, boys from other schools may not attend."


Judging from Sanderson's Twitter page, it looks like he missed out on the homecoming dance. But, just because the dance has passed, doesn't mean Sanderson is backing down. His Change.org petition is still live and has garnered 23,728 signatures as of Monday afternoon. Go Lance!

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Gay activists dressed as female construction workers or Samsui Women and laborers from the colonial period, pose in mock salute on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Singapore. Thousands of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for a rally that this year drew unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives, with one influential Christian pastor calling on the government to ban the event.(AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
Gay activists dressed in pink, pose for photos on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in Singapore. Thousands of gay rights activists gathered in downtown Singapore on Saturday for a rally that this year drew unprecedented criticism from religious conservatives, with one influential Christian pastor calling on the government to ban the event.(AP Photo/Joseph Nair)
People take part in the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (HLBT) visibility march, the Gay Pride, under the rain on June 28, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
People take part in the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (HLBT) visibility march, the Gay Pride, on June 28, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
People take part in the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (HLBT) visibility march, the Gay Pride, under the rain on June 28, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
People take part in the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (HLBT) visibility march, the Gay Pride, on June 28, 2014 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold a giant rainbow flag during a gay parade on Istiklal Street, the main shopping corridor on June 22, 2014 in Istanbul during the Trans Pride Parade as part of the Trans Pride Week 2014, which is organized by Istanbul's 'Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals' (LGBTT) solidarity organization. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
People hold a giant rainbow flag during a gay parade on Istiklal Street, the main shopping corridor in Istanbul, on June 22, 2014, during the Trans Pride Parade as part of the Trans Pride Week 2014, which is organized by Istanbul's 'Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transvestites and Transsexuals' (LGBTT) solidarity organization. AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
A couple pose in a cart with a placard reading 'Just Married', as they take part in the 3rd Gay Pride march of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO /SAKIS MITROLIDIS (Photo credit should read SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Thousands of people parade in the streets of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, as they take part in the city's 3rd Gay Pride march, on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO /SAKIS MITROLIDIS (Photo credit should read SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images)
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - JUNE 21: Members of lesbian and gay community take part on the gay pride parade on the streets of Guadalajara on June 21, 2014 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Leonardo Alvarez/LatinContent/Getty Images)
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - JUNE 21: Members of lesbian and gay community take part on the gay pride parade on the streets of Guadalajara on June 21, 2014 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Leonardo Alvarez/LatinContent/Getty Images)
A woman with the word 'adoption' drawn-on as a mustache poses during the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
Men wearing rainbow wigs take part of the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
A man holds a giant rainbow flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Lisbon on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 21: Two men in drag participate in the annual Christopher Street Day parade on Kurfuerstendamm avenue on June 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. This year the annual gay and lesbian pride fest was divided into three different parades due to quarrels over the political aims of the event. Berlin, known as a tolerant and open city, has a very active gay community. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 21: Two men in lederhosen participate in the annual Christopher Street Day parade on Kurfuerstendamm avenue on June 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. This year the annual gay and lesbian pride fest was divided into three different parades due to quarrels over the political aims of the event. Berlin, known as a tolerant and open city, has a very active gay community. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Drag Queens wave different national flags during the Christopher Street Day (CSD) gay pride parade in front of Berlin's Memorial Church (Gedaechtniskirche) in Berlin on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CLEMENS BILAN (Photo credit should read CLEMENS BILAN/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 21: APeople on a Staue of Liberty-themed float participate in the annual Christopher Street Day parade on Kurfuerstendamm avenue on June 21, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. This year the annual gay and lesbian pride fest was divided into three different parades due to quarrels over the political aims of the event. Berlin, known as a tolerant and open city, has a very active gay community. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Participants wear hats featuring Russian church domes during the Christopher Street Day (CSD) gay pride parade in front of Berlin's Memorial Church (Gedaechtniskirche) in Berlin on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / CLEMENS BILAN (Photo credit should read CLEMENS BILAN/AFP/Getty Images)
ATHENS, GREECE - 2014/06/14: A gay couple kiss in front of the Greek parliament building whilst holding a Rainbow colored flag. Hundreds of people on Saturday joined Greece's annual gay pride parade in a long-standing demand for equal rights to civil union and adoption. (Photo by George Panagakis/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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