Constance McMillen

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Prom-Banned Lesbian to Head NYC Gay Parade

Constance McMillen will be grand marshal

(Newser) - Constance McMillen couldn't go the ball at home in Fulton, Mississippi, so she'll have to make do with partying in New York City and San Francisco instead. The teen—whose fight to bring a same-sex date to her high school prom led first to her prom being canceled, and then... More »

'Fake Prom' Held for Lesbian Teen

Event was for show while others attended 'real' dance

(Newser) - An "alternate" prom welcoming a lesbian and her date after their high school canceled the official dance rather than let them attend apparently turned out to be a fake event attended by only 7 other students. A judge ruled that a Mississippi high school violated Constance McMillen's constitutional rights,... More »

Local Hate, National Love for Gay Teen in Prom Flap

Dance fight made Constance McMillan famous, and an outcast

(Newser) - Constance McMillen became a national hero after her school canceled the prom rather than allow her to take her girlfriend as her date, and she sued the school district. Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres have offered to fund the prom, she’s been given a $30,000 college scholarship, and the... More »

Gay Teen Denied Prom Gets $30K Scholarship

Ellen DeGeneres calls Constance McMillen a leader for gay rights

(Newser) - Ellen DeGeneres honored the Mississippi teen who stood up for her right to take a same-sex partner to the prom on her show today, presenting her with a $30,000 college scholarship check. DeGeneres hailed Constance McMillen as part of a new generation of leaders in gay rights. The school... More »

School Cancels Prom Over Lesbian Date

ACLU told Miss. school to let student bring girlfriend

(Newser) - Mississippi's Itawamba County School District has decided it would rather cancel an entire high school prom than host one where a lesbian student can wear a tuxedo and bring a female date. The district announced the prom was off after the ACLU pressured it to change its policy and allow... More »

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