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Ellen DeGeneres Gives Gay Teen $30,000 Scholarship After Prom Debacle

I frickin’ love Ellen DeGeneres. I love her dancing and back in the day, I even loved her Hush Puppies. She’s done huge things for the LGBT community since coming out in 1997 in that fateful episode of “Ellen,” but even she is impressed by 18-year-old Constance McMillen’s gumption. The high school senior is standing up for herself after her Mississippi school canceled senior prom upon hearing that she planned to wear a tux and bring a female date. Ellen offered to throw her a prom, but Constance is holding out for what’s right. Ellen said, “I just admire you so much, because when I was your age I never would have had the strength to do what you’re doing. And you’re clearly a very shy girl, so just being yourself and doing what’s right, you’re going to make a lot of change. You really will.” And thus Ellen has offered Constance a summer internship and a $30,000 scholarship. Which is sooo much better than prom. She won’t even have to buy a corsage. [E! Online]

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