May 27, 2017

Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teen fighting to take her girlfriend to her prom


By Greg Hernandez

This girl is a real hero and I was so happy to have the chance to talk to her at the GLAAD Media Awards.

Constance McMillen is just 16 and her world was turned upside down because she wants to take her girlfriend to her prom. She prevailed in a legal battle but her Mississippi school decided to cancel the prom for everyone rather than have a lesbian couple on the dance floor. Then parents threw a private prom and did not include Constance.

She’s far more mature than these parents and school officials who are a disgrace.

But lemonade is being made out of lemons for this well-spoken high school student. She’s appeared on the talk shows of both Ellen DeGeneres and Wanda Sykes, been celebrated by the LGBT community and will attend an inclusive prom on May 8 that being supported by former N Sync member Lance Bass, celebrity chef Cat Cora and members of Green Day.

“I’m very excited and I am going,” Constance said. “I think all of the celebrities coming together to help and donate and show their support is really amazing.”

I wondered how she is dealing with all of this newfound fame.

Toreadmore go to GregInHollywood.com

About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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One Comment

  • April 25, 2010 | Permalink |

    Constance is 18 not 16 th emore she milks this story th e more it makes her look like an attention seeker.

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