The last time Constance McMillen attended an alternative prom, it turned out to be a big joke on her since just about everyone else besides her was at the *real* alternative prom.
Why the deception?
Originally, Constance wanted to bring her lesbian girlfriend to Prom and the school refused to let her come. When an alternative prom was planned, they lied to Constance so she wouldn’t go there.
But now, her supporters are putting together an *amazing* prom that is all-inclusive.
The Second Chance Prom will be held on May 8th in Downtown Tupelo, Mississippi.
It is being sponsored and paid for by the American Humanist Association (and philanthropist Todd Stiefel), the band Green Day, former *NSYNC member Lance Bass, celebrity chef Cat Cora, and tonic.com.
The Second Chance Prom will feature dinner for guests, live entertainment, a ceremony to honor outstanding youth in Mississippi, booths highlighting organizations striving for LGBT equality and celebrity guests…
“We’ve very pleased to be able to support and promote LGBT equality alongside other sponsors,” said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. “We’re proud to be standing on the side of love and acceptance instead of fear and prejudice, and we hope that the event will bring appreciation of the diversity within our society and encourage others to embrace it as a positive value that can continue to forge progress for all Americans.”
“I hope this Second Chance Prom will be an opportunity to get beyond recent negativity and provide a celebration that shows the benefits of an inclusive outlook,” said Speckhardt.
No word on whether Green Day and Lance Bass will actually perform at the event but what an incredible show of support from everyone involved.
It’s things like this that make me proud to support the AHA.
I hope Constance gets to have a real party this time and that other students from the school put aside their pride and attend, too. There’s nothing wrong with an all-inclusive prom and it’s a wonderful way to put a spotlight on those who would foolishly refuse to let a lesbian attend the “official” prom.