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Constance McMillen invited to fake prom while “Real Prom” held elsewhere

So if you’ve been following the story of Constance McMillen– a small town Mississippi lesbian who wanted to bring her date, another girl, to her prom–you know that everyone in this Itawamba county is a complete asshat. It now appears that after struggling with the school board and the ACLU to go to a prom, Constance was essentially tricked into heading to a fake prom where only a few students attended, while other students were informed of the “real” prom elsewhere.

High school is hard enough as an LGBTQ student dealing with awful peers–I can’t imagine also having to deal with their equally awful parents.

McMillen went to the Itawamba Agricultural High School prom at the Fulton Country Club, but she was one of the few to attend the event. McMillen said she arrived at the dance an hour-and-a-half after it began and stayed for about 30 minutes. She said she saw six other students and several school officials while she was there. Meanwhile, many more Itawamba AHS students went to an event held at the community center in Evergreen, another community in Itawamba County. McMillen said she knew about that event but that when she asked another student if she was invited, the student told her, ‘the prom is at the country club.’ …  ‘I took that as no,’ McMillen said. ‘If I wasn’t wanted there, I wasn’t going to go.

Best of luck to Constance with her scholarship and everything else being thrown her way. And best of luck to all the awful people in Fulton–may you develop a conscious at some point.

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