Monday, March 15, 2010

Yep, Lesbians Do Go To Prom

I am sure by now we are all aware that a Mississippi school board has cancelled the prom, rather than allowing Constance McMillen, an 18-year-old senior at Itawamba to wear a tux and have a woman as a date.  Imagine the distraction, lions and tigers and bears oh my!  Clearly this amounts to discrimination.  In support of Constance, Autostraddle has decided to protest by requesting that lesbians send in pictures of themselves at prom for them to post on their website.  The collection is awesome and is a great way to show just how visible and therefore normal it is to bring a same sex date to a prom.

 

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 imageI love the project of queering the prom as an act of support.  Go check out the site for more amazing pictures.  Somehow these young women managed to attend prom and  have a good time without the world coming to an end.  Let’s hope that  Constance McMillen will be able to have the same experience. 

H/T Feministing