Tag Archives: Constance McMillen

GetEQUAL Youth Send Message To Obama

Clip description: “Ceara Sturgis, Constance McMillen, and Will Phillips share a message with President Obama and Congress, asking them to display the courageousness that these youth have shown by producing the change they have promised.”

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MISSISSIPPI: Judge Awards $81K To Constance McMillen’s Legal Team

A federal judge has ordered a Mississippi school district to pay $81K to the ACLU to cover their expenses and fees on behalf of lesbian teen Constance McMillen, who successfully sued her school for denying her the right to attend her prom with a female date. An earlier ruling awarded $35K to Constance herself, whose life story is being made ...

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Story Of Prom-Denied Gay Mississippi Teen Constance McMillen To Be TV Movie

The life story of Constance McMillan, the lesbian Mississippi high school student who was banned from her prom, will be made into a television movie. One of the rare cases where the bullying led to a happy ending — the story of rural Mississipi lesbian high school student Constance McMillen who successfully sued the local school district for discrimination — ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Constance McMillen Wins Prom Suit Against School District

Openly gay Mississippi teen Constance McMillen and the ACLU have triumphed in their lawsuit against the school district that conspired to exclude her from her senior prom. Constance McMillen will be paid $35,000 plus attorney fees to settle her lawsuit accusing her former school district of discrimination for canceling the senior prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend. ...

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Constance McMillen Invited To White House LGBT Pride Reception

Lesbian teen Constance McMillen has been invited to join a select group of activists at a White House reception tomorrow to celebrate LGBT Pride Month. The White House confirmed Friday that Obama will host the event and is expected to deliver brief remarks. After the prom controversy, McMillen said, she faced a hostile environment from her peers and transferred out ...

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Westboro Pickets Constance’s Graduation

Mississippi teen Constance McMillen graduated from high school this weekend as Westboro Baptist Church picketed nearby. GetEQUAL sent a contingent to counter-protest. As part of Harvey Milk Day on Saturday, Get Equal traveled to the South with its Mississippi Dignity Caravan, whose activities began with a rally at the Mississippi state capitol in Jackson. The group then traveled to Fulton, ...

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Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Constance McMillen’s Graduation

Westboro Baptist Church has announced on their website (NFSW) that they will be picketing the graduation ceremony of Constance McMillen’s high school in Mississippi. WBC will picket the graduation of Itawamba Agricultural High School to remind the parents, teachers and students of this nation that God said “Thou shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind, it is abomination.” Leviticus ...

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ACLU Sues Over Decoy Prom

The ACLU has amended their lawsuit against lesbian teen Constance McMillan’s Mississippi school district to include charges of conspiring with parents to lure Constance to a “decoy prom” while most students attended a much larger event in another town. Via press release: On March 23, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi issued a preliminary ruling in ...

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Homocons Attack Constance

The douchenozzle Quislings over at Gay Patriot are attacking “the gay left’s newest tool,” Constance McMillen. Okay. So have you heard of this story where the high school girl who wanted to attend the prom with her “lesbian girlfriend” (I use the quotes because, really. Call me an old stick-in-the-mud*, but are high-schoolers self-aware enough to realize they’re lesbians already? ...

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Bryan Safi: On Gays & Proms

Current TV host Bryan Safi tears into the Constance McMillen story.

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Constance McMillen Named Grand Marshal Of NYC 2010 Gay Pride Parade

Finally, I can spill what I’ve known for ten days. Mississippi high school senior Constance McMillen has been named a grand marshal of NYC’s gay pride parade. Constance McMillen, a Mississippi high school honors student who fought back when her school told her she couldn’t take her girlfriend to the prom, has been announced as one of the Grand Marshals ...

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HomoQuotable – Constance McMillen

“OK whoever is targeting my classmates really need to stop. It’s cruel and actually there are a lot of people including my girlfriend that have been receiving messages and having hateful things said about them just because they live in Itawamba county. There are alot of supporters that are getting harassed it shames me and actually it is just making ...

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Sean Chapin – Constant

JMG reader Sean Chapin submits his tribute to Mississippi gay teen Constance McMillen. On May 1st, Constance and her girlfriend will be guests of honor at the 33rd annual National Center for Lesbian Rights Celebration, also known as “the lesbian prom.”

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Open Thread Thursday

So how did things go at YOUR prom?

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IT’S TRUE: Constance Tricked Out Of Prom

Constance McMillen has confirmed that a large fancy secret prom took place across town while she and special needs students attended what they were told was the “official” prom. “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 ...

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Did The Haters Secretly Move The Prom So Constance McMillen Wouldn’t Find It?

A Mississippi blog is claiming that the alternative prom attended by Constance McMillen was a decoy and that the “real” event was secretly moved to another location. According to the below report, only seven kids showed up at the event Constance was told was the real deal. The prom the school district promised at the country club in Fulton was ...

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Mississippi: ACLU Rejects $20K Gift From Atheist Group For Alternative Prom

The ACLU has declined a $20,000 donation from the American Humanist Association which the group offered to fund an alternative prom open to all students, including lesbian teen Constance McMillen, whose story made international news after her school canceled its prom rather than allow Constance to attend with a female date. “Although we support and understand organizations like yours, the ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Constance Verdict

A judge in Mississippi has ruled that Constance McMillen’s school violated her rights when they canceled her prom rather than let her attend. But he won’t force the school to reinstate the event. U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson denied the ACLU’s request for a preliminary injunction. He said he’ll still hold a trial, but he did not set a ...

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Georgia School OK’s Gay Prom Date

With all the controversy about Constance McMillen, Derrick Martin worried that his Cochran, Georgia high school might cancel his prom too because he asked if he could bring a male date. They said yes. At his high school, prom dates from outside counties must be approved in advance, so Martin went to his principal and asked. “At first she said ...

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Constance McMillen Gets Her Day In Court

Mississippi teen Constance McMillen appeared in court today as the ACLU’s claim of constitutional violations was heard. Mississippi officials who canceled a prom after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend told a federal judge Monday that there were issues with the event even before that. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing in U.S. District Court to force ...

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