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  • Communist prom theme chosen for U.S. high school: ‘Prom-munism’

    03/10/2015 12:42:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Students at an Albuquerque, N.M., school decided that communism should be the theme for their prom — now dubbed "Prom-munism." The decision by seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School has upset some members of the school. One student who spoke to local CBS affiliate KRQE, but asked to remain anonymous, said "I hope that Cottonwood would realize the seriousness of having a very powerful and destructive idea as the theme for a prom."
  • Transgender teen first in the state of Georgia to be elected to high school's homecoming court

    10/18/2014 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    An openly transgender Georgia teen was elected to her high school's homecoming court in an election believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Sage Lovell, 16, of Marietta, was elected to Walton High School's homecoming court among four other women chosen out of 50 nominees at the school. 'I couldn't stop smiling,' said Lovell told CBS 46, who said she heard word of her victory while in her homeroom class. 'My entire homeroom erupted in very loud cheering. Apparently it was able to be heard from across the school.' On Friday night, the Walton High School...
  • Teacher slept with 2nd student after prom snub: prosecutors

    06/04/2014 12:51:05 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 4, 2014 | Christina Carrega-Woodby and Leonard Greene
    A Queens (gym) teacher was charged today with raping a second student, an apparent rebound from an affair with another 16-year-old boy that ended when he took someone else to the school prom. Joy Morsi, 38, was back in court for a second day in a row after prosecutors hit her with more rape and child endangerment charges for alleged abuses that happened right under her husband’s nose. A day earlier, prosecutors said the Grover Cleveland High School teacher had been carrying on a months-long affair with a student, and flipped when she learned he was taking someone else to...
  • 3 former Calhoun High students charged with aggravated sexual battery in after-prom assault case

    05/29/2014 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    ELLIJAY — Three former Calhoun High students were charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual battery and underage consumption of alcohol stemming from an alleged sexual assault at a cabin in Gilmer County on May 11. Andrew Haynes, Fields Chapman and Damon “Avery” Johnson, all 18-year-olds, turned themselves in at the Gilmer County Jail and were each released on $51,000 bond. If convicted, the men could face 25 years to life in prison, Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson said. Nicholson said Wednesday during a press conference on the town square that his agency did not have evidence to charge the men with...
  • Teen whose date was found dead in their hotel room after prom suggests she overdosed

    05/20/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Lydia Warren and Jessica Jerreat
    A Texas teenager whose date died in their hotel room after her senior prom has sent a series of emotional text messages to a friend suggesting she passed away following an overdose. The unidentified date frantically called 911 on Saturday morning after waking up in a North Houston Hyatt to find that 17-year-old Jacqueline Gomez was not breathing. Investigators said that the MacArthur High School senior showed no outward signs of injury and the results of her autopsy are pending. They added that her boyfriend is not suspected of any crime. Now text messages that he sent to one of...
  • Newington Teen Asks Joe Biden To The Prom; VP Sends Her A Corsage

    05/19/2014 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 19,2014 | Christopher Hoffman
    NEWINGTON — When Talia Maselli envisioned her perfect prom date, one man immediately sprang to mind: Vice President Joe Biden. "Joe Biden makes me laugh," Maselli said. "He just cracks me up." So she mailed Biden a handwritten note last fall asking him to escort her to the Newington High School prom.
  • High School Boys Hold 'Draft' to Pick Prom Dates

    05/10/2014 7:27:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/5 | Lauren Steussy
    In a world where asking a date to prom has become more romantic than asking for a partner’s hand in marriage, one group of high school boys has gone the opposite direction. For years, junior and senior boys at Corona del Mar High School have selected their dates for the formal dance through an NFL-style “Prom Draft.” The school’s principal is now condemning the tradition, saying it has the potential to objectify or judge those involved. Though the draft is not affiliated with the school and secret for the most part, some of the draft results were broadcast on Twitter,...
  • Teenager takes his great-grandmother to prom

    05/01/2014 3:27:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | may 1, 2014 | todd starnes
    Delores Dennison never went to her high school prom. Times were tough. Money was scarce -- just enough for the necessities. But if she had gone to the prom, Delores might have imagined wearing a lovely dress and promenading through a sea of balloons and dancing with a handsome young man on a crisp April evening. She might have imagined the band playing the Frank Sinatra song, “How I love the kisses of Delores.” But the days of promenades have long passed for Delores, now 89-years-old. Youth and vigor have given way to heart trouble and a stroke. And the...
  • Female high school student says she was booted from prom for wearing pants

    04/23/2014 7:53:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 04/22/2014 | By Will Lerner
    Shafer Rupard is a student at Cherryville High School in North Carolina. On Saturday the high school held its prom at the Cherryville Golf & Country Club, and Ms. Rupard went with friends. They went inside and got on the dance floor. But the high school senior says that a teacher then approached her and asked her to leave. As WBTV 3 News reports, the reason the teacher gave is causing controversy. Ms. Rupard had arrived to prom wearing red skinny jeans, and it appears that’s what caught the teacher’s ire. She told WBTV, “The teacher tapped me on the...
  • Video shows worst principal’s bizarre prom-like bash (Marcella Sills)

    01/15/2014 2:55:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/15/14 | Susan Edelman, Kevin Sheehan, Leonard Greene
    **SNIP** Hardworking parents of kids at the notorious Queens “School of No” — many of whom live below the poverty line — are compelled to pay $150 to rent tuxes at Men’s Wearhouse and buy gowns at David’s Bridal, plus kick in $110 for the prom-like charade. Video from last June’s function shows Principal Marcella Sills, on a dais, in a shoulderless white dress that could pass for a wedding gown, smiling as she surveys the boys and girls parading across a ballroom floor. “She acted like it was more about her,” said one dad, Robert Oyola. “I thought it...
  • Too Much Cleavage for Prom, or Discrimination?

    06/05/2013 1:11:26 PM PDT · by illiac · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/5/13 | Fox News Insider
    Washington high school senior Brittany Minder was hoping for a memorable prom night, and that's exactly what she got ... just not for the reasons she anticipated. School officials at the dance told Minder that she had one choice: she could either cover up her cleavage, or go home, telling her that her dress was in violation of their dress code. The code allows for strapless dresses, but cleavage and midriffs must be covered. Minder argues that she was unfairly targeted because of her size and that she's limited as to what she can do to 'cover up.' "I feel...
  • Obama prom pictures surface

    05/23/2013 8:17:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 178 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2013 | Kelli Alman
    More than 30 years after he graduated high school, President Obama's senior prom pictures have emerged in public, featuring the president when he was 17 years old, clad in a white sport coat and a lei, posing for pictures with his friends. The photos, obtained by TIME, show Mr. Obama, then a student at Punahou School in Hawaii, hanging out with his date Megan Hughes, his friend Greg Orme, and Orme's date Kelli Allman (then McCormack), according to Allman, who provided the photos to TIME. "It was a really fun, happy time. We were all cracking up, and everyone was...
  • Wins swim meet, has prom dream date, elected king

    05/06/2013 3:59:56 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    ap/pioneer press ^ | 5-6-13 | ap
    EAU CLAIRE, Wis.—Things only got better for the western Wisconsin teen with Down syndrome who escorted Miss Minnesota USA to his junior prom. Besides his dream date with Danielle Hooper Saturday, Menomonie High School junior Charlie Gainey was elected prom king. Charlie's date with Hooper was arranged by a mutual friend who has a child that swims with Charlie on a Special Olympics team. Charlie wore his grandfather's tuxedo for big event...

    03/27/2013 10:18:35 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/27/13 | Lydia Warren
    When 14-year-old Katelyn Norman learned that her bone cancer was going to take her life, she drew up a list of her final wishes - a slow dance, a last kiss, a date to prom. But as her friends gathered at a venue in LaFollette, Tennessee on Tuesday night to throw the prom in her honour, Katelyn was airlifted to hospital after struggling to breathe. So classmates and relatives brought the party to her bedside instead, bringing balloons, music and her smartly-dressed date to make sure she didn't miss out on completing her bucket list. Katelyn has been fighting osteosarcoma,...
  • Heated Debate: Should New York High School Be Allowed to Give Out Condoms on Prom Night?

    05/27/2012 7:42:09 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 05/27/2012 | n/a
    One New York high school is making condoms available to students as they leave the prom, and the decision is sparking heated debate from many. Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, pointedly said that this is a case of a school overstepping its boundaries and “reaching into an area that is a parental responsibility.” She continued, “We know that the number one reason that kids abstain from sex is their moral values, their faith, and because of the relationship with their parents. And when the school steps in between that relationship, it’s very harmful and it makes it...
  • Same-sex couple barred from Lexington Catholic prom

    05/15/2012 9:35:53 AM PDT · by massmike · 93 replies ^ | 05/15/2012 | Jennifer Hewlett
    Two female students say they were not allowed to attend Lexington Catholic High School's prom as a couple Saturday night, upsetting a number of students at the school. Hope Decker, 18, a senior, and sophomore Tiffany Wright, 16, had already gotten their dresses for the event, but Friday afternoon they were told by school administrators they could not attend as a couple because of the church's stance on same-sex relationships, Wright said. In an email Sunday, Lexington Catholic president Steve Angelucci said, "As a Catholic high school, we uphold every teaching of the Catholic Church. The policies and procedures of...
  • Student banned from prom following incident (You have to read to believe)

    05/13/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT · by mnehring · 58 replies
    CENTER, TX (KSLA) - An East Texas student was told he could not attend prom because of an incident involving a drama department prop. Center High School juniors and seniors will go to prom Saturday night, but Center High School Student Avery Tindol will not be among them because of an incident involving a toy gun. Tindol says he and other students were cleaning out the drama room's prop closet when he was handed a toy gun before the bell rang dismissing class. "I realized I had it in my pocket and as soon as a did I took it...
  • The hilarious prom nights these unfortunate students will never forget.

    05/13/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT · by Dysart · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-12-12 | Hannah (& her sisters) Rand
    The prom is the biggest night of the senior high school year. It’s a time to pluck up the courage to ask out a date, dust down your best suit or buy a new dress, and show the world that you’ve morphed from kid to adult. Except the transition isn’t always that smooth.
  • 'Prom season spending is out of control': Visa responds to survey revealing poorest U.S. families..

    04/17/2012 6:41:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2012 | Olivia Fleming
    It's prom season again, and this year families with teens are expected to spend an average of $1,078 for their child's Cinderella night . This figure is up from $807 last year, according to data from a survey released today by Visa, based on 1,000 telephone interviews conducted at the end of last month Jason Aldreman, senior director of global financial education at Visa Inc, said in a statement: 'Prom season spending is spiraling out of control as teens continuously try to one-up each other.' ........................................................ Spending beyond their means, those who make between $20,000 and $29,999 a year will...
  • South Carolina Needs to Pick a Better Prom Queen

    01/02/2012 8:40:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 2, 2011 | Mark Baisley
    As a junior in high school, I once locked eyes with the homecoming queen. We just stared directly at each other from 50 feet apart while our classmates bustled around us. She was completely out of my league; completely. It would have been more appropriate for me to turn my eyes away and find someone more fitting for my caste. But I was smitten. And only a bold gaze in that moment would challenge her favor, or finalize my rejection. There are those moments in life. We cannot create them. Planets rarely align themselves. But sometimes they do align. Timing...
  • Transgender teen from Davie crowned prom queen

    05/31/2011 8:01:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 31, 2011 | Susannah Bryan
    DAVIE— Transgender teen Andrew Viveros, 17, was crowned prom queen on Friday at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale. Viveros, a graduating senior at McFatter Technical High School in Davie, said he wasn't sure he would win. "Then they called my name and I was in complete shock," said Viveros, a Davie resident and president of the school's Gay-Straight Alliance.
  • Gay Student Crowned Prom Queen at Va. High School

    05/31/2011 2:45:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies ^ | May 31, 2011
    Becoming prom queen at Blacksburg High got harder this year. Young women aspiring to wear the tiara don't just have to worry about the other girls anymore - guys can become prom queen at the high school now too. The proof: Senior student Jake Boyer took the title at this year. "This prom queen thing sort of became a manifestation of 'all right, this is who I am'," Boyer told WDBJ News. "It's time to show it off." Boyer came out as gay publicly during the school year. Encouraged by his friends, he entered into the running for queen of...
  • ACLU says proposed testing of students for alcohol if they attend prom violates

    05/25/2011 3:27:02 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 25, 2011 | Jeff Van Sant
    The principal at Lake Washington High School is proposing that every student attending the school's prom should be tested for alcohol. "It was really a matter of having enough of a problem at dance, after dance, that it became a real concern," said Kathryn Reith, a spokeswoman for the Lake Washington School District. The proposed plan would replace the current method of only testing students who show signs of alcohol use. "Essentially, there was a problem [where] you might have a group of students going out and they might be drinking before the event," Reith said. "They come to the...
  • N.J. Teen Seeks Dress Refund to Pay for Boyfriend's Funeral

    05/22/2011 10:27:50 AM PDT · by rawhide · 129 replies · 2+ views ^ | 5-22-11 | DIANA ROCCO
    MYFOXNY.COM - Sophomore Jackie Genovese, 16, of New Jersey, had the perfect prom dress and date. But tragedy struck last week when her boyfriend of two years was killed in a car accident. Jackie's boyfriend, James, died on the way home from a baseball team dinner. He was a popular Jackson High School senior only weeks from graduation. She bought her $1,200 dress at Freehold's Diane and Co., also known for their popular Oxygen show "Dress Coutoure." She wanted a refund for her dress so she could help pay for her boyfriend's funeral. Jackie's mom asked the owners of the...
  • St. Anthony's High School in Long Island bars lesbian student from bringing female date to prom

    05/14/2011 12:10:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Daily News ^ | May 13, 2011 | LARRY MCSHANE
    St. Anthony's High School A Long Island Catholic high school senior barred from bringing her ex-girlfriend to the prom can come by herself, find a male date - or just stay home. Angelina Lange, 17, of Bay Shore, was turned down by St. Anthony's High School administrators when she asked about a same-sex couple attending the annual event. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of the Roman Catholic school, said the decision was nothing personal - just a reflection of the school's religious tenets. "Our Catholic faith specifies that marriage involve a man and a woman, and our policies on dating...
  • Shelton High senior has a date, but can't go to the prom

    05/11/2011 12:02:41 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 61 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05/01/2011 | Anne M. Amato
    SHELTON -- It began as a simple gesture. Shelton High School senior James Tate just wanted to make his good friend, Sonali Rodrigues, feel special. So instead of the usual way of asking her to the senior prom, Tate and two friends went to the high school campus in the middle of the night and posted 12-inch tall, cardboard letters on the outside of the building -- at the main entrance. The message that many saw when they arrived to school Friday, read: "Sonali Rodrigues, Will you go to prom with me? HMU Tate." She said yes. "It took a...
  • Prisoners to cater high school prom

    04/01/2011 11:45:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi ^ | April 1, 2011
    HAXTUN, Colo. - The principal of a Colorado high school said a nearby prison handling the catering for this year's prom has previously catered other school events. Darcy Garretson, who serves as both principal of Haxtun High School and superintendent of Haxtun schools, said prisoners at the nearby Sterling Correctional Facility will be catering the prom for the first time this year, KMGH-TV, Denver, reported Thursday. Garretson said the prisoners commonly cater community events and have previously catered school functions including National Honor Society banquets. "It's just quite common around here," Garretson said. "It's kind of surprised me that it's...
  • Senior girl pushes back, allowed to get dressed up, in tux, for prom

    03/31/2011 9:17:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 31, 2011 | Rex W. Huppke
    A senior at Proviso East High School, Belinda Sanchez hopes to one day become a civil rights attorney. On Thursday, the 18-year-old got her first taste of victory, winning the right to wear a tuxedo to her upcoming senior prom. Sanchez was initially told by the Maywood school's principal, Milton Patch, that she could not wear a tuxedo to her prom and needed to wear a dress. "I was just shocked," Sanchez said.
  • Barbara Boxer: Prom Night Atmosphere Made Chamber Feel 'More Grown-up'

    01/26/2011 8:14:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 1/26/11 | Jeff Poor
    Who would have thought something seemingly as juvenile as having a so-called prom date would give an aura of maturity? At Tuesday’s State of the Union address, according to California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, it did. Boxer appeared on MSNBC’s special State of the Union night edition of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” O’Donnell asked Boxer and her “date,” Rep. John Mica, Florida Republican, if this seating arrangement made a difference.
  • Cantor and Pelosi may sit together at SOTU

    01/25/2011 8:36:31 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 19 replies ^ | January 25, 2011 |
    GOP aides tell NBC News that Rep. Eric Cantor's chief of staff has asked Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office if she would like to sit next to the Republican Majority Leader for tonight's State of the Union. When asked by NBC News about the offer, Cantor said, "I've not heard a response back from her office." It is unclear whether or not she will accept the invite. As Democratic leader, she does have an assigned table in the room.
  • [Lesbian]Constance McMillen Case Has Put Every U.S. High School 'in Jeopardy': AFA

    07/21/2010 6:04:57 PM PDT · by topher · 37 replies
    Wednesday July 21, 2010 Constance McMillen Case Has Put Every U.S. High School 'in Jeopardy': AFA By Kathleen GilbertJACKSON, Mississippi, July 20, 2010 ( - A Mississippi school district's decision to capitulate to the demands of a teen who sued for permission to wear a tuxedo and bring her same-sex partner to a high school prom has done great harm to high schools across America, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer told (LSN) Wednesday morning.The Itawamba County School District agreed this week to pay $35,000 in addition to legal fees to Constance McMillen, who became a darling of the homosexualist movement...
  • Mississippi board denies staging 'sham' prom for lesbian

    05/24/2010 3:21:47 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 18 replies · 745+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 05/24/10 | Sheila Byrd
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. – A rural Mississippi school district that was sued by a lesbian student who wanted to bring a same-sex date to the high school prom is denying accusations it routed her to a "sham prom" at a country club while most of her schoolmates partied elsewhere.</p>
  • Prom queen in a dress? Not this guy this night

    05/22/2010 5:32:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 916+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2010 | Michael Vasquez
    After coming out of the closet this, his senior year at Flanagan High, Omar Bonilla decided to take it a step further: run for prom queen. He almost won -- Bonilla was among the top three vote-getters -- but in the past few days, it all unraveled. Fearful that other students would try to beat up a prom-goer in drag, the school administration asked him to wear a tuxedo to Friday night's dance. And after two meetings with the school principal to plead for the right to wear a dress, Bonilla was slapped with a two-day suspension, the timing of...

    04/29/2010 4:03:40 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies · 342+ views
    self | April 29 2010 | swampsniper
    I picked up Gerry's tux today, they grow up way too fast.
  • Lesbian student seeks damages for Miss. prom flap

    04/21/2010 12:42:27 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 65 replies · 1,803+ views
    hosted ^ | Apr 21
    ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) -- The lesbian teenager from Mississippi who challenged her school district's ban on same-sex prom dates is seeking unspecified monetary damages, claiming she was publicly humiliated....
  • Celebrities to attend 2nd prom in Tupelo (Mississippi)

    04/10/2010 7:05:25 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 22 replies · 1,009+ views ^ | 04/10/10
    TUPELO — Green Day, former N'Sync member Lance Bass, and celebrity chef Cat Cora are among those helping to pay for a prom in Mississippi next month that's open to everyone but geared toward gay students. The American Humanist Association also will contribute $20,000 for the May 8 event in Tupelo. The annual prom is organized by the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition. This year's event has drawn attention because of the case of Constance McMillen, a high school senior who challenged her school district's rule banning same-sex dates at proms. Coalition spokesman Matthew Sheffield says plans for the event haven't...
  • Miss. teen gets second chance at ‘prom’

    04/09/2010 2:31:36 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 39 replies · 1,237+ views
    JACKSON (AP) — A teen who challenged a ban on same-sex prom dates will get a second chance to don a tuxedo and dance at an event in San Francisco often referred to as the ‘‘lesbian prom.’’ The National Center for Lesbian Rights has invited Constance McMillen and Ceara Sturgis, a Mississippi student who fought to wear a tuxedo in a yearbook photo, to its 33rd anniversary celebration on May 1. The event is often referred to as the ‘‘lesbian prom,’’ said NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell. Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend the celebration in San Francisco, Kendell...
  • Facebook Bullying: First Phoebe Prince, Now Constance McMillen

    04/07/2010 2:21:53 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 36 replies · 1,123+ views ^ | 04/07/10 | Yuliya Talmazan
    The suicide death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince had nationwide resonance when it was discovered that the teenager was relentlessly bullied on and off school grounds by a group of fellow classmates for months before her death. The bullying of Phoebe Prince, an immigrant from Ireland, has taken on many different forms ranging from verbal abuse to threatening text messages to bottles thrown at her on the way from school. But, one form of abuse used against the teenager involved social networks and took the form of cyberbullying. It is alleged Prince was bullied online via Facebook and Craigslist, making it...
  • Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'

    04/07/2010 7:56:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 448 replies · 7,713+ views
    Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom' Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates. Published: 7:00AM BST 07 Apr 2010 Constance McMillen Photo: AP The 18-year-old lesbian student said that she was one of only seven students to show up at a private party chaperoned by school officials. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited. "It was not the prom I imagined," she said. "It really hurts my...
  • Miss. lesbian student's prom night falls short (nobody came to her big bash)

    04/06/2010 8:27:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 87 replies · 2,875+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2010 | Shelia Byrd
    Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates. The 18-year-old lesbian student said Tuesday she was one of only seven students to show up at a private event chaperoned by school officials last Friday night. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited. "It was not the prom I imagined," she said Tuesday. "It really hurts my feelings. These are still people who I've gone through school with, even teachers who...
  • Lesbian Teen: School Sent me to Fake Prom (disabled kids also tricked?)

    04/06/2010 12:42:56 PM PDT · by LonelyCon · 78 replies · 3,105+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 6, 2010
    A lesbian student in Mississippi who sued her school for the right to bring her girlfriend to the prom said she was sent to a fake prom instead. [snip] According to McMillen, the prom she attended was at a country club. She said of the five other students at the country club, two had learning disabilities. "They had the time of their lives," McMillen said. "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]."
  • Senior Suspended For Skimpy Prom Dress

    04/02/2010 4:47:26 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 103 replies · 33,668+ views ^ | 04/01/10 | wxii12
    Dress Deemed Too Short, Revealing On Top: OXFORD, Ala. -- A high school senior in Alabama was suspended for wearing a prom dress that school officials said was too short at the hem and too revealing on top. "I was so excited because it was my senior prom and I'd never been to a senior prom, so I was excited," Oxford High School student Erica DeRamus said. DeRamus said she knew her school had dress code policies, but didn't think her dress would violate them. But when she got to prom Saturday, officials told her it was too short and...
  • Gay group to provide all-inclusive prom (in Mississippi lesbian prom case)

    03/31/2010 2:16:08 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 27 replies · 963+ views
    ABC - WAPT ^ | 03/30/10
    JACKSON, Miss. -- Following a Mississippi school board’s decision to cancel a prom after a lesbian teen expressed her desire to attend with her girlfriend; The Empowering Spirits Foundation, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization; is teaming up with the Safe Schools Coalition of Mississippi to promote an all-inclusive prom in the Fulton area. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit last week against the Itawamba County School District that canceled the April 2 prom rather than allow Constance McMillen to wear a tuxedo and bring her girlfriend, who is also a student at the...
  • Lesbian, girlfriend OK for private Mississippi prom

    03/30/2010 9:41:36 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 20 replies · 1,095+ views ^ | 3.30.10
    An attorney says a lesbian student who sued a Mississippi school over its policy banning same-sex prom dates can bring her girlfriend to a privately sponsored dance. Itawamba County school board attorney Michele Floyd said Tuesday that 18-year-old Constance McMillen can escort her girlfriend to the dance Friday at the Fulton Country Club.
  • Kids to boycott prom if they can't 'freak'

    03/25/2010 9:44:09 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 57 replies · 1,475+ views
    UPI ^ | March 25, 2010
    BRIGHTON, Mich., March 25 (UPI) -- High school students in Brighton, Mich., say they'll boycott a prom because they've been asked to sign contracts against "freaking," a style of dancing. "We're not trying to have sex on the dance floor. We're just trying to have a good time," senior Josh Partridge said. Various Detroit-area schools have tried to deal with freaking, in which dancers mimic a sex act as they rub against each other, the Detroit News said Thursday.
  • Judge Nixes Lesbian Teen’s Demand to Attend Official School Prom

    03/25/2010 1:47:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 1,309+ views
    Life Site ^ | March 25, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    ABERDEEN, Mississippi, March 25, 2010 ( – A federal judge has denied a lesbian student’s request that he force a Mississippi school district to re-sponsor a prom that it canceled when the student threatened litigation if she were not permitted to wear a tuxedo and bring her lesbian partner.Although U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson agreed that Constance McMillen had demonstrated the burden of proof that she had a likelihood of winning her case on First Amendment grounds, he denied a motion for a preliminary injunction to force the Itawamba County school district to sponsor the prom, saying that it...
  • Dakota Ridge senior enjoys ultimate prom night

    03/23/2010 5:29:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies · 935+ views
    TheDenverPost ^ | 03/23/2010 | Bill Husted
    "I hope I don't wake up too soon," said Conner Cordova, 18, seated at Jing Restaurant and on his way to his senior dance with Maxim model and Ultimate Fighting Championship ring girl Arianny Celeste, 24. Why would he wake up? He's a senior at Dakota Ridge High School. She's, well, Arianny. Cordova had a crush on her and, via YouTube, begged her to come to the dance. She said, "Yes," and there she was Saturday night. "This is better than my own prom date in '04," said Celeste. OK, but why go to the senior dance with this scrawny...
  • Judge won't force Miss. district to hold prom

    03/23/2010 1:32:54 PM PDT · by RabidBartender · 153 replies · 2,126+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 March 2010 | SHELIA BYRD
    JACKSON, Miss. – A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi school district violated a lesbian student's rights by refusing to allow her to bring her girlfriend to the prom, but he said he would not force the school to hold the event.
  • Mississippi prom fight now in judge's hands

    03/22/2010 2:51:13 PM PDT · by bjorn14 · 37 replies · 810+ views
    Newsmax | March 22, 2010 | Chris Joyner
    <p>ABERDEEN — Itawamba County school officials and a lesbian student who challenged their policy against same-sex dates at the high school prom made their cases today in federal court.</p>
  • Judge hears lesbian teen's suit to force prom

    03/22/2010 12:55:03 PM PDT · by SmithL · 56 replies · 1,501+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/22/10 | SHELIA BYRD, Associated Press Writer
    Aberdeen, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials who canceled a prom after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend told a federal judge Monday that there were issues with the event even before that. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing in U.S. District Court to force the Itawamba County school district to sponsor the prom and allow Constance McMillen to escort her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. Schools Superintendent Teresa McNeece and school board Chairman Eddie Hood testified that they had discussed not sponsoring the prom even before McMillen challenged a rule that prohibits same-sex dates. They said they...