School play loses backing in Canada

CBC reports that two school boards in London, Ontario, have refused financial backing to a play about a gay student’s fight to take his boyfriend to the prom.

Prom Queen: The Musical is based on the story of Marc Hall, the gay teenager who won his 2002 battle with the Durham Catholic School Board to take his boyfriend to the prom at a school in Oshawa, Ontario.

The London District Catholic School Board and the Thames Valley District School Board have withdrawn $30,000, leaving a dent in the project’s $250,000 budget.