A disgusting duplicity: Homophobic parents host secret prom
According to The Advocate, and the young woman herself:
To avoid Constance McMillen bringing a female date to her prom, the teen was sent to a "fake prom" while the rest of her class partied at a secret location at an event organized by parents.
McMillen tells The Advocate that a parent-organized prom happened behind her back — she and her date were sent to a Friday night event at a country club in Fulton, Miss., that attracted only five other students. Her school principal and teachers served as chaperones, but clearly there wasn't much to keep an eye on."They had two proms and I was only invited to one of them," McMillen says. "The one that I went to had seven people there, and everyone went to the other one I wasn’t invited to." (Full story here.)
Disgusting duplicity. How dare they! I guess homophobia hurts straight kids only until their homophobic parents intervene. Public life is - unfortunately for them - too equality-oriented for their tastes. The discrimination must be inserted intentionally and in private.