Constance McMillen, Fake Prom? Itawamba Dance Was Kept Secret From Lesbian Teen!
A lesbian teen who successfully sued her Mississippi school for the right to bring her girlfriend to prom was left out and instead directed to a "fake prom" on Friday, according to The Advocate.
Constance McMillen, her date, and just a handful of others, including two classmates with learning disabilities, attended the dance in Fulton, Mississippi while most of her classmates from Itawanba Agricultural High School reportedly partied at a separate prom that McMillen was not invited to attend.
McMillen made headlines a few weeks ago when, with the help of the ACLU, she fought the school's decision to cancel the prom. The school canceled the prom after McMillen sought to bring her girlfriend and to wear a tuxedo.
As a part of the preliminary ruling, a judge decided that McMillen was allowed to bring a girl as a date. The judge did not order the school to reinstate the prom because it was understood that McMillen would be invited to a prom being held by parents of her Itawamba school classmates. Instead, that prom was canceled and replaced with the sparsely attended country club event.
McMillen, 18, said that her feelings were hurt, but there was at least one good thing about the night.The Advocate:
Two students with learning disabilities were among the the seven people at the country club event, "They had the time of their lives," McMillen says. "That's the one good thing that came out of this", (these kids) didn't have to worry about people making fun of them (at their prom).