Constance McMillen successfully sued her Mississippi school district to bring her girlfriend to the prom. But on April 2, 2010, when she arrived at the prom, she found out she’d been had. She and her girlfriend had been sent to a country club in Fulton, Mississippi, with only five other students. Her school principal and teachers were chaperones for the tiny group.
And where were the other students? They were attending a prom in a secret location organized by a group of parents.
“They had two proms and I was only invited to one of them,” Constance said. But there was one good thing that came out of this, she pointed out – two students at the fake prom were learning disabled, and because they didn’t have to worry about people making fun of them, they had the time of their lives.
Tens of thousands of gay servicemembers have been kicked out of the U.S. military both before and after the adoption of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. And with the U.S. Senate’s December, 2010 vote to repeal that policy, it is fitting we remember the very first discharged – Lieutenant Gotthold Frederick Enslin. It all [...]