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Lesbian Sent to Fake Prom
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Lauriet wrote:

I wish people would stop hating just to hate and actually understand people are people, irregardless of their ethnicity, sexuality, beliefs, or lot in life. I swear, so many people just make homosexuals out like some sort of plague. Take it from someone that has studied sexuality in-length: It isn't.

Lol, blaming people for something they can't control? Cute, next are they gonna blame the sky for being blue? Fucking ridiculous. Everyone should be allowed to go to prom, and shouldn't be forced to. It is a right as student of any school to go to prom. Hell, they even let me go to prom.


Great post as usual, Lauriet.

I missed out on prom. :(

I'm surprised you used the word irregardless.
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Shit, funny as hell.
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I agree with everyone's sentiment here mostly, that it was wrong, and it's disgusting the way these people acted and treated the 7 people that were sent to the fake prom.

However, just to play devil's advocate, what is the worst part of this all in your opinion? It sounds to me like this prom for all the "cool" and "social" kids was put together by the students and their parents, and not really an officially sanctioned school event. Is the bad part here that they were tricked into going to a separate prom? Would it have been ok if they were just outright not invited, as if it were a private party, or would that be unacceptable as well?

Do you think the two students with learning disabilities would have had the time of their life still if they were at the private prom being gawked at and made fun of?

I'm also curious, if the school principal and teachers served as chaperones at the fake prom, were they in on the whole thing, did they know it was fake, or did they get tricked too? Anyone have any thoughts on that?
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Sounds to me that the parents/school officials were attempting to "protect" their kids from the dangerous lesbian ideals. I myself don't agree with that mentality. This is no different than prejudice of the blacks during the civil rights movement.
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unLUCKeCHARMS wrote:

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)


Yep, there were gays and lesbians at my prom with nobody really caring. You got it right on with Mississippians falling into a southern mindset.

That's the bible belt for you.
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sighfun wrote:

I agree with everyone's sentiment here mostly, that it was wrong, and it's disgusting the way these people acted and treated the 7 people that were sent to the fake prom.

However, just to play devil's advocate, what is the worst part of this all in your opinion? It sounds to me like this prom for all the "cool" and "social" kids was put together by the students and their parents, and not really an officially sanctioned school event. Is the bad part here that they were tricked into going to a separate prom? Would it have been ok if they were just outright not invited, as if it were a private party, or would that be unacceptable as well?

Do you think the two students with learning disabilities would have had the time of their life still if they were at the private prom being gawked at and made fun of?

I'm also curious, if the school principal and teachers served as chaperones at the fake prom, were they in on the whole thing, did they know it was fake, or did they get tricked too? Anyone have any thoughts on that?


Interesting points.
The article does say that "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." So it does fit the unofficial school event idea. So I suppose that thinking of it as a private party the few just weren't invited to it. However the official prom was apparently canceled due to pressure from the girl's lawyers. "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." So it does technically fit within the private party atmosphere and the "Keep the weirdos away" mentality. But I feel that the fact that instead of just plain not being invited she was tricked into going somewhere else, and that's where I feel that it's being unjust.

You're probably right on this one, although for some reason I want to have faith in humanity. Maybe the students with learning disabilities would have had a great time or maybe they would have left early due to being bullied. I don't know the kids so I can't say.

"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." This quote sort of makes me think the staff wasn't entirely aware of it although considering the fact that the judge knew that there was a parent organized function chances are the school staff was in on it too.

Just my thoughts here.
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thats terrible dude
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25 / F / Pilipinas
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that is so sad. why would anyone want to do that...?
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23 / F / UK
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That's sick, the parents should be ashamed of themselves.
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28 / M / New York City
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Posted 5/2/11
sucks...being gay shouldn't even be an issue now
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Posted 5/2/11
Southern people are just a bunch of rednecks who've lost track of the last 100 years or so. Being mentally slow does that.
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Posted 5/5/11
they should ahve just let her go to the prom with the girl. Why does shit have to be so complicated?
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That sucks, I love lesbians. I would just grab a beer and watch them make out. But if they are not good looking I would trick them into going to a fake prom because that's totally wrong.
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I thought about this, and i have the same opinion as pretty much everybody else. This is horrible. If you're not homophobic, then I think you would agree with me and everybody else about this opinion.

Though, looking at this from another view; the parents'. What would the parents have thought? I know sending the 2 girls and the other people to the other "fake prom" was wrong but maybe the parents were thinking along something like:


"These girls are a bad influence to our kids. If anybody slipped in some booze and got them drunk, our kids would have had to watch two lesbian girls kissing (maybe more than kissing, but meh). Also, if that happened, we would have to clean up after them, and that would have taken a long time"

Over-protective parents. But they do have a point.
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Why would you care?? If they were some snobby idiots, I would give everything to stay away from them
The popular phrase: "If you aren't invited to this party, you're nothing" "Haha you didn't get invited. You're nothing compared to me!"
Well excuse me for not having been invited to this party :), but frankly, I'm happy for it
"Why??" Why? well, because I don't give a god damn shit about your party
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