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Lesbian Sent to Fake Prom
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Posted 4/7/10


To avoid Constance McMillen bringing a female date to her prom, the teen was sent to a "fake prom" while the rest of her class partied at a secret location at an event organized by parents.

McMillen tells The Advocate that a parent-organized prom happened behind her back — she and her date were sent to a Friday night event at a country club in Fulton, Miss., that attracted only five other students. Her school principal and teachers served as chaperones, but clearly there wasn't much to keep an eye on.

"They had two proms and I was only invited to one of them," McMillen says. "The one that I went to had seven people there, and everyone went to the other one I wasn’t invited to."

Last week McMillen asked one of the students organizing the prom for details about the event, and was directed to the country club. "It hurts my feelings," McMillen says.

Two students with learning difficulties were among the seven people at the country club event, McMillen recalls. "They had the time of their lives," McMillen says. "That's the one good thing that come out of this, [these kids] didn't have to worry about people making fun of them [at their prom]."

In March, after the Itawamba County School District refused to allow McMillen to bring a female date to the prom, the district canceled the event altogether. McMillen and her lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union challenged that decision in court, and a judge ruled the district could not bar McMillen and her date.

The judge declined to force the school district to hold the prom because a parent-sponsored, private prom was being organized — and the understanding was that McMillen and her date were invited to that event. But Hampton says McMillen was never invited and organizers made it very difficult for her to find information on the time and location. That prom was later mysteriously canceled, with the Friday night event at the country club officially replacing it.

http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/04/05/ACLU_Investigating_Fake_Prom/

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Posted 4/7/10
that is fucked
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25 / F / Georgia
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That is sad. Terrible how people acts over something like that.
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Yeah I read about that yesterday, that was some pretty messed up shit... If those chicks had bigger balls(lolz) they could've set the new bigger and better prom on fire.
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Posted 4/7/10
They sent her to the other prom like they would catch an illness or something, messed up.
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well apparently thats what the students wanted since nobody really told her
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Wow...you only get a limited number high school events that are memorable, and this poor girl had to spent it like an outcast just because the person she loved didn't have man parts..."Unalienable rights" for the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness huh? I guess that message didn't quite make its way to Mississippi...no surprise there (apologies to any Mississippians who don't fit into a Northerner's stereotype of Southerners)
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this is messed up, who cares if a chick brings a chick or a dude brings a dude to the prom (I never went to mine I was kicked out of my high school a week after my 18th birthday) as long as they don't plan on like going on a shooting spree or what ever who cares.
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rainy_days_and_days wrote:

The everybody didn't wanna go to the lesbian prom. So they had they own. It's cool to me.


So, you're saying that it's cool that they set up a fake prom and tricked her into going to it? That girl wanted to be at the real prom with everyone else and be treated like a normal human being. But they couldn't accept that she was gay, so they didn't let her come, and she had to go to the bullshit prom with seven bloody people.

Could you fill me in on how that's cool at all?
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to me this beggs the question of how many teens go stag/ette to there prom because of fear of "coming out of the closet" and being discriminated against in just such a manner.

since the judge "ruled the district could not bar McMillen and her date." i blame the student body and parents for this feasco. i mean really people, you don't have to like it, and you certainlay don't have to do it, but tricking her and hideing it from her is just plain wrong. seriously grow a back bone and pe a lil more accepting of peoples decision of who they date
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So she has the right to make everyone feel uncomfortable and not enjoy they prom because she wants to enjoy her prom. My cousin know people that went to the other prom without her and everyone was happy she wasn't there not because she was gay but cause she made the school look bad.
Posted 4/8/10
How did she make the school look bad? By being gay? All Im saying is it's a classic case of kids being too caught up in what someone else is doing. If they have time to worry about 2 chicks dancing together they obviously weren't having much fun to begin with.
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Thats just awful...
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I love how all the attention is focused on the lesbian couple. WOW, big surprise.

Nobody is advocating for the two students with mental disability or the kids that lack any social skills. So that's just routine nowadays huh? It's acceptable that they're being left out?

Only gay issues that are considered "hot topics" and controversial are being sympathized with? A pair of lesbians aren't popular in a school, big whoop. Cry me a fucking river. You want people to be treated equally then start off by seeing the whole picture. Seven other people weren't invited to the party held by the social norm, yet everyone cries over the lesbian couple. Sexual preference isn't the only reason for unfair treatment.
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