It's just sad that adults would gang up like this to make a 17 year old's life miserable.

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    Apr 06, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/04/05/ACLU_Investigating_Fake_Prom/



    I guess that's how they do things in Mississippi
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    Apr 06, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    thats fucked up.

    you know, theres only so much shit a person could take before they snap back in a way youd never imagine.
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    Apr 06, 2010 1:40 AM GMT
    That's quite an improvement for Mississippi.
    They're usually much worse than that.
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    Apr 06, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    wow, that is really sad.... makes me glad I live in California, not that we don't have our share of homophobes
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    Apr 06, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidLink isn't working. I can't read what it says. icon_sad.gif


    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.
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    Apr 06, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    That is insulting.
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    Apr 06, 2010 4:36 AM GMT
    Oh... oh, I'm afraid this is the kind character and integrity flaw that when expressed so prominently will come back to haunt them later in their early careers.

    (What I said in the other thread)

    Grrr... I am pissed off now, and just as I was about to go sleep.
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    Apr 06, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    Wow. Oh wow. Those immature teens AND adults have used a cowardly backhanded trick instead of rationalizing the situation with the woman, never mind that she is a lesbian.

    Wow. Oh wow. That's how the WHOLE group dealt with the situation??

    Blows. My. Mind. (Again, never mind that she's a lesbian.)
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    Apr 06, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    I'm surprised none of the kids going to the parent-organized prom told this girl what was happening.
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    Apr 06, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    Why doesn't this surprise me?

    Sad that in 2010 people are still so homophobic to condone such a thing.

    And setting such a shining example of tolerance and compassion to their children. ::sarcasm::
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    Apr 06, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    It might have been possible to forgive the kids for doing this, but the adults? Mean minded, petty and vindictive.
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    Apr 06, 2010 6:15 AM GMT
    I feel really sick.
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    Apr 06, 2010 6:36 AM GMT
    That's disgusting! Someone should have gone Sissy "Carrie" Spacek on their asses! icon_evil.gif

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    Apr 06, 2010 7:12 AM GMT
    Shit like this shows you how far folks in The South have to go before they become decent people.
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    Apr 06, 2010 8:00 AM GMT
    They also excluded two disabled students from the secret prom. I think the parents of those two students have good reason to sue due to discrimination. I hope they do. I think they would have the backing of the ACLU.
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    Apr 06, 2010 8:27 AM GMT
    Ridiculous... icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 06, 2010 8:40 AM GMT
    This is just disgusting. I cannot believe all those parents and students can feel okay with their actions. That not a single student told her.
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    Apr 06, 2010 8:56 AM GMT
    Anybody want to help with legal fee donations? I'd like to see Mississippi burn; this time for all of the right reasons.

    Count me in. Let's get this fucking party started.

    God, I hate bigots.
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    Apr 06, 2010 9:01 AM GMT
    What is even more surprising is that she did'nt think they would do it.Did'nt some of the students at the school say they supported her,does she not have any friends at that school,did they know,did they tell her.I hate to be a bit mean to her but she did get alot of press and offers from many people and groups after this came to light,so I really not feel she can be hurting that much.And as I said at the beginning to suddenly trust a school whoes reaction was to cancel the prom in first place,which surly only fostered anger out of other students is not the brightest thing to do.But maybe I'm being a bit cynical I will wish her luck but also give a warning,when someone that has wronged you comes smiling bearing a gift keep your eyes open.
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    Apr 06, 2010 9:25 AM GMT
    Tiller66 saidWhat is even more surprising is that she did'nt think they would do it.Did'nt some of the students at the school say they supported her,does she not have any friends at that school,did they know,did they tell her.I hate to be a bit mean to her but she did get alot of press and offers from many people and groups after this came to light,so I really not feel she can be hurting that much.And as I said at the beginning to suddenly trust a school whoes reaction was to cancel the prom in first place,which surly only fostered anger out of other students is not the brightest thing to do.But maybe I'm being a bit cynical I will wish her luck but also give a warning,when someone that has wronged you comes smiling bearing a gift keep your eyes open.


    endorsements, college funds, and attention don't take away the pain that comes from being denied something else everyone gets. it's the same way that a rich kid can still feel bad when their parents ignore them. All the special thing sin this world don't make up for it when you don't get something everyone else gets, something promised to you since you knew what school was. It's just not the same. she has had many great experiences, but also terrible ones from this. She wants to feel normal thought, not special, that's what this whole thing is about.
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    Apr 06, 2010 10:18 AM GMT
    And what has happened to her was not a forseeable outcome,not to say it's wrong to hope for a better one but it's always best to be ready for the worst.But for all the bad she had been through hopefully it will make stronger and take some comfort in know that b/c of how her school treated her some will have a proper prom.
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    Apr 06, 2010 10:23 AM GMT
    Maybe we need to unleash another Katrina.
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    Apr 06, 2010 10:44 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidShit like this shows you how far folks in The South have to go before they become decent people.


    Terms like "Southern comfort/hospitality" & "Southern gentlemen" have always boggled my mind… especially after studying its history. Granted not everyone is like this in the South... but from a Northerners perspective... I don't see the South as being any more comfortable than any other region--maybe even less so for me since I'm not a Christian manly-man.
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    Apr 06, 2010 10:46 AM GMT
    Mississhitti
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    Apr 06, 2010 11:01 AM GMT
    Wow. I can't believe that happened. Either way I think what she is doing has helped anyone in the next generation who may be trying to come to terms with being gay. I hope she sues these assholes.