The Modern Love Podcast has revived yet another of my old New York Times illustrations and put it on the web. In this episode, the actor Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “30 Rock”) reads the essay “A Prince Charming for the Prom (Not Ever After, Though),” about a gay student who forgoes the prom of his dreams to help his female friends realize theirs.
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The essay was written by Frank Paiva in 2005 during his senior year of high school. Today he lives in New York, where he is a writer, actor and tour guide. You can find Mr. Paiva on Twitter.