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Constance Is Honored In San Francisco!

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We're thrilled to see her in such good spirits! She truly is such a strong young woman!

Watch the video above of Constance McMillen being honored at a Lesbian Rights Gala in San Francisco!

She also mentions that she's transferring high schools!

Good for you, bb! You do not need to surround yourself with that much hate and bigotry any more! You've been through ENOUGH!

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Awful! Constance's Classmates Create Facebook Group To Bully Her

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It's truly nauseating to see so many young kids harboring this much hatred and bigotry.

As if Constance McMillen's story isn't horrifying and shameful enough, some of the students at the Itawamba County Agricultural High School created a Facebook page called Constance, Quit Yer Cryin', where they essentially mock the poor girl by posting pictures of the prom she was excluded from and praise one another for being awful, despicable homophobes.

We sincerely hope that these teenagers will someday come to realize how truly cruel their actions were throughout this entire ordeal. How they can sleep at night, let alone be proud of themselves, is beyond us.

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Constance Speaks! She And Differently-Abled Students Sent To Fake Prom!

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How absolutely heart wrenching.

We reported yesterday that Constance McMillen, the brave young woman from Mississippi who just wanted to bring her girlfriend to prom, was sent to a fake dance by parents while the rest of her class celebrated at a secret location the same night.

Constance has spoken out about the hateful display of bigotry, and we once again are humbled by her grace and perserverence!

"They had two proms and I was only invited to one of them. The one that I went to had seven people there, and everyone went to the other one I wasn’t invited to. It hurts my feelings."

Perhaps even more disgusting, however, is that the organizers not only segregated Constance, but sent two differently-abled students to the fake prom, as well!

Unbelievable. We hope that everyone responsible are all very proud of themselves, singling out and taking advantage of kids with learning disabilities. We're sure that there's a whole lot of karma coming right back at them soon.

Constance, however, is a true class act and focused on the positive so her classmates could have a nice night!

"They had the time of their lives. 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]."

We commend her for making the best out of an awful situation. We can only imagine what a painful experience this whole ordeal must have been.

We know it's hard to see now, Constance, but this will only make you a stronger and better person at the end of the day.

What these people have done to not only you, but to your fellow students who have enough challenges, only reinforces the reality that they're the lowest, most miserable kind of scum there is, and we won't spend another second focusing on that kind of negativity.

Just keep that chin up and smile wide, and don't lose an ounce of that integrity! Living a happy and fulfilling life is the best kind of revenge you can get!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Disgusting! Parent Organizers Send Constance To Fake Prom

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These people should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

Constance McMillen, the brave young woman who made national headlines when she fought her Mississippi school district over the decision to cancel prom because she wanted to bring her girlfriend as her date, lost the court battle to have her prom reinstated, but was promised a parent-sponsored event for she and her classmates.

We've learned however, that on the night of the alleged dance, the planners sent Constance, her date, and seven other students to a fake venue while the rest of the students celebrated at the real location.

We are honestly speechless.

How could anyone, especially the parents of other high school students, be capable of such cruelty to a teenage girl? And on such a unified front?

We've been told that Constance and her classmates present at the dance tried to make the best of the night, and we're not surprised.

We had the opportunity to meet Constance, as well as her wonderful father, and we can personally attest to the young woman's character. She was lovely, soft-spoken, and genuinely appreciative of all the support and interest so many had taken in her story. She just wanted her prom with the same rights as her fellow classmates, and to hear that so many thoughtless and cruel ADULTS could be capable of such bigotry breaks our heart.

We know that she'll manage to rise above all of this, but we hope Constance knows how many people stand behind her, and are grateful for her bravery and perseverance!

Stay strong, bb! There's a big world out there with lots of people who believe in you!!

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Dear Mississippi, THIS SUCKS!

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This is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!

The Itawamba County school district in northern Mississippi has CANCELLED their high school's prom because a lesbian student wanted to bring her girlfriend to the dance!!


The Itawamba County Agricultural High School in Fulton, Mississippi, sent out a criteria for students in February regarding the dance, and one of the requirements was that each student MUST bring a date of the opposite sex.

Obviously, that didn't fly for student Constance McMillen, whose girlfriend also attends the school, and when the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi got wind of the fuckery and told the district they had to change the policy, the school board issued a statement cancelling the prom for EVERYONE, "due to the distractions to the educational process caused by recent events."

Absolutely disgusting!!

That poor girl!!

Kristy Bennett, the legal director for the ACLU, says:

"But that doesn't take away their legal obligations to treat all the students fairly. On Constance's behalf, this is unfair to her. All she's trying to do is assert her rights."

EXACTLY. It's a violation of her RIGHTS.

So, so sad.

And IF Constance is reading, we know this doesn't make it any better, but prom is overrated!!

ESPECIALLY if it were going to be in a place that would try and impede on your happiness!!

Hang in there, and keep your chin up girl!! There are a lot of people out there fighting on your side!!

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