Posts tagged "constance mcmillen"

Homophobic Church To Picket Lesbian Student’s Graduation

Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based church famous for their “God Hates Fags” demonstrations outside the funerals for dead soldiers, has announced it will picket lesbian student Constance McMillen’s graduation. McMillen made headlines earlier this year when she fought Itawamba Agricultural High School’s ban against same-sex couples at prom. A judge ruled McMillen’s rights had bee…

Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2010

Corrupt School Board Presents: Constance McMillen’s Decoy Prom!

Remember that time that Ellen gave the super awesome lesbian high-schooler a scholarship and internship after she sued her school district for canceling prom? It looked like maybe the international scrutiny and an ACLU lawsuit had worked and Constance McMillen’s school agreed to throw a parent-sponsored prom in the cafeteria. But no, it was a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2010

Mississippi Judge Rules In Favor Of Lesbian Student Over Canceled Prom

A Mississippi judge ruled yesterday that Itawamba Agricultural High School violated a lesbian student’s rights by forbidding her from bringing her girlfriend to prom and wearing a tuxedo. Constance McMillen, 18, came out of the closet as gay in the 8th grade and asked school officials in December and February of this school year if…

Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2010