queercanada: 2002 – In Oshawa, Ontario, a 17-…

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2002 – In Oshawa, Ontario, a 17-year-old high school student (Marc Hall, left) at Durham Catholic District School Board took his school to court over their refusal to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. After a two day court hearing, it was ruled on May 10th that Hall could attend prom with a male partner. This event was a milestone in Canadian history, and has inspired both a movie and a play. The documentary covering this event can be viewed here. (x) Warning: this documentary does contain homophobia.