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Constance McMillen named one of Glamour's Women of the Year 2010

Constance McMillen named one of Glamour's Women of the Year 2010

By Anastasia Taketomo, ACLU at 3:36pm
Constance McMillen, the plaintiff in our McMillen v. Itawamba County School District case, has been named one of Glamour s Women of the Year 2010. Naming her the "Accidental Activist," Glamour recognizes Constance's bravery in the face of her high school administration's prejudicial reasoning when they denied her request to attend her senior prom with her girlfriend, dressed in tuxedos as they had planned. Instead, Itawamba County Agricultural High School cancelled the prom altogether, causing hostility towards Constance and, as Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network spokesperson Daryl Presgraves stated, sending "a message that these students shouldn't be treated the same." As Glamour columnist Sarah Wildman describes, "McMillen confronted the injustice, and by doing so set an example for the world."
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