Constance McMillen made headlines around the country when she sued officials at her school, Itawamba Agricultural
High School in Mississippi because they refused to let her wear a tuxedo to her senior prom and take her girlfriend as her date.
The sage of Constance’s prom — including the school’s decision to cancel it altogether and then deciding to let folks sponsor a “private prom,” and winding up with school officials directing Constance and her girlfriend to what turned out to be a “fake” prom while most of their classmates went to a different party across town — has made Constance McMillen practically an LGBT-household name.
Now she’s likely to become even more famous: She has been chosen as one fo the grand marshals for the 41st annual LGBT Pride March on June 27 in New York City, the oldest — and one of the largest — LGBT Pride parades in the country.
McMillen, 18, said: “I never dreamed so many people would support my fight to take my girlfriend to the prom, much less that I’d end up being asked to be a Grand Marshal at NYC Pride. I’m really honored and touched to be asked to be part of this celebration.”