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.


(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.