Thursday, March 11, 2010

So not cool news flash: school cancels prom because lesbian wants to bring date

From USA Today, via Dan Savage (plus I saw this on mute during breakfast this morning):
A Mississippi county school board announced Wednesday it would cancel its upcoming prom after a gay student petitioned to bring a same-sex date to the event.
I hope this girl stays safe and the school reconsiders its decision. This is some messed up shit, Mississippi. Get your heads on straight.

2 comments:

(In)Sanity Gal said...

And the fact that she had to petition for it in the first place. ugh.

navah said...

I just saw a clip from Ellen where she was given a $30,000 scholarship. Apparently she's a 3.86 GPA student. Ellen also gave her a summer internship. I've also heard that someone is throwing the school a private prom.

The whole thing is just crazy, but honestly not that surprising. sadly.