Via The Bustle:
The Prom, which just opened on Broadway in October, is not based on any one true story — but inspired by LGBT youth across the country that have to fight teachers, parents, and school boards just to bring the date the want to at the glitzy rite of passage. So the show is basically like Footloose or Hairspray for 2018. When a girl wants to bring her girlfriend to prom and faces blowback from small-minded adults, she calls in backup from the Great White Way. Minds are changed, and plenty of shenanigans ensue along the way as well.
Honestly, it’s revolutionary enough that the Macy’s parade chose to feature a Broadway musical that’s not based on a cartoon or a revival of an old classic that will make your grandparents loudly say “they just don’t make musicals like that anymore.” The fact that The Prom started the parade off with a cheerful message proclaiming that love is love (is love is love is love) was pretty incredible.
Many new-sites ate claiming that this was the “first LGBTQ kiss” in the parades history. But in fact it was the first LESBIAN kiss. NOT LGBTQ. But lets be honest a lesbian (or female bisexual) kiss by two characters is deemed far more acceptable and has been aired on national television since LA Law in 1991 and has less of the middle america “ick factor” than two gay men kissing.
Congrats to Macy’s for the inclusion but gay men kiss also.
— Matt (@broadway_4me) November 22, 2018