Constance McMillen Responds To Gay Suicides

Constance McMillen, whose school barred her from bringing a female date to the prom, says when she heard about the suicides of gay teens Seth Walsh and Tyler Clementi, "I was so upset about this that I could not sleep." » 11/05/10 4:39pm 11/05/10 4:39pm

Lesbian Teen Victoriously Settles With School Over Prom Snub

Constance McMillen accepted a settlement from her school for barring her from the prom, and a promise that the school will end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. It's a victory not just for gay teens, but teens everywhere. » 7/20/10 12:44pm 7/20/10 12:44pm

Is The South Really So Bigoted?

Constance McMillen's high school (and its fake prom) made Mississippi look pretty bad in terms of gay rights. But there's good evidence that the South as a whole is less narrow-minded than a few assholes make it seem. » 7/09/10 2:30pm 7/09/10 2:30pm

— Constance McMillen

on what she'll wear as grand marshal of NYC's Gay Pride March on Sunday. Though Constance wasn't welcome at her prom, she's been invited to a White House ceremony tonight recognizing the contributions of LGBT Americans. [NY Daily News] » 6/22/10 9:40am 6/22/10 9:40am

Does Prom Matter For Gay Teens?

The Itawamba County School District has denied knowledge of a "decoy prom" set up for lesbian teen Constance McMillen, but one blogger questions the importance of prom within the larger spectrum of gay rights. » 5/25/10 9:30am 5/25/10 9:30am

Caster Semenya Wins "Third World War" • Swimming Pools Closed Because…

Caster Semenya could return to races in less than a month, according to South Africa's sports minister. Last September, Makhenkesi Stofile declared there would be a "third World War" if Semenya was kept from competing because of her sex. » 5/20/10 5:40pm 5/20/10 5:40pm

Bigots Now Targeting Lesbian Teen's Graduation

It apparently wasn't enough that Constance McMillen's school insulted her with a decoy prom. Now the Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket McMillen's graduation, protesting against homosexuality and "the biggest lie of all - that God loves everyone." [PinkNews, via] » 4/28/10 12:30pm 4/28/10 12:30pm

The Stars Shine At The 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

The stars came out last night to attend the GLAAD Media Awards, which honor "fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives." Ahead, the fashions: » 4/18/10 12:35pm 4/18/10 12:35pm

Prom Teen To Lead Gay Pride Parade

After being banned from bringing her girlfriend to prom, and later seeing the event canceled over her inclusion, Constance McMillen will finally get to celebrate. She has been named the grand marshal of June's gay pride parade in NYC. [CityRoom] » 4/15/10 9:30am 4/15/10 9:30am

Lesbian Teen Mocked By Classmates On Facebook

After holding their decoy prom, Constance McMillen's classmates continue to belittle her on a Facebook page called "Constance quit yer cryin." Luckily her supporters are also logging their own messages, like: "Good for you for standing up for yourself!" [CBS] » 4/07/10 2:30pm 4/07/10 2:30pm

Lesbian Teen Sent To Decoy Prom While Other Kids Party At Real One

All the news had been good for Constance McMillen, who was supposed to bring her girlfriend to her school's privately sponsored prom on Friday. Except that prom was a decoy. » 4/06/10 9:30am 4/06/10 9:30am

Lesbian Teen Will Go To Prom ... Kind Of

Constance McMillen will be allowed to bring her girlfriend to the private prom organized after her school canceled theirs. Her school still claims it did the right thing, arguing that the promtroversy was "a no-win situation." [CBS/AP] » 3/31/10 7:20pm 3/31/10 7:20pm

Gay Teen Can Go To Prom, But He Can't Go Home

Derrick Martin, whose school (unlike Constance McMillen's) will allow him to take his boyfriend to prom, has been kicked out of the house by his parents "because of the media attention." They could learn something from Constance's awesome granny. [] » 3/24/10 3:30pm 3/24/10 3:30pm

Judge Acknowledges Discrimination, But Won't Reinstate Prom

Constance McMillen's prom won't be reinstated — but her case has already inspired another school to open its prom to gay students. Will others follow suit? » 3/24/10 9:30am 3/24/10 9:30am

Lesbian Teen's School Claims It Was "Hounded"

School officials claim they were thinking of canceling prom even before Constance McMillen asked to bring her girlfriend, but that her request sealed their decision because "We were being hounded every day." There's an easy fix for that, guys. [AP] » 3/22/10 5:30pm 3/22/10 5:30pm

Gay Teen Banned From Prom Scores Support & Big Check From Ellen

Eighteen-year-old Constance McMillen — whose school in Mississippi canceled the prom instead of allowing her to bring her girlfriend — already has the ACLU and Roger Ebert offering words of support. Today, she was on Ellen. » 3/19/10 5:20pm 3/19/10 5:20pm

Zac Posen Claims Target Collection Inspired By "Lesbian Proms"

A hearing has been set for gay teen Constance McMillen's suit to get her school to reinstate her prom, and Zac Posen is capitalizing on her fame by claiming his new collection for Target is great for lesbian prom dates. » 3/17/10 3:40pm 3/17/10 3:40pm

"I'm Fighting For Prom For Everybody Now": Teen Calls Out School On…

Constance McMillen, whose school canceled its prom when she asked to bring her girlfriend, appeared on MSNBC today, and CBS, and CNN. Her rising public profile has brought more support — and criticism. » 3/12/10 6:00pm 3/12/10 6:00pm

Would-Be Lesbian Prom Date Has Friends In ACLU, Roger Ebert

The Mississippi student whose prom was canceled in response to her request to bring her girlfriend is back at school today. She's gotten some dirty looks, but also support — from none other than Roger Ebert! » 3/11/10 5:00pm 3/11/10 5:00pm