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Constance McMillen Named 'Glamour's' Woman of the Year!

Constance McMillen Named 'Glamour's' Woman of the Year!

Eighteen-year-old lesbian Constance McMillen, who was barred from taking her girlfriend to her Mississippi high school’s prom, has been named one of the women of the year by Glamour magazine. And Melissa Etheridge tells Glamour that McMillen is a woman of the year because, “She stood up and said, ‘This is who I am.’ When someone does that, it changes the world. It gives hope.”

Eighteen-year-old Constance McMillen, who was barred from taking her girlfriend to her Mississippi high school’s prom, has been named one of the women of the year by Glamour magazine. 

McMillen, who sued the school and has since been awarded $116,000 in damages and legal fees, tells Glamour: ‘I was raised to always be proud of who you are.” 

Others are proud of McMillen, too. Ted Olson, one of the lead attorneys in the federal suit against California’s Proposition 8, tells the magazine, “Constance stood up to foolishness and inequity and irrational unfairness, sending a signal that this battle should be fought on every front.” 

And Melissa Etheridge tells Glamour that McMillen is a woman of the year because, “She stood up and said, ‘This is who I am.’ When someone does that, it changes the world. It gives hope.”

Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zaden are currently working on a TV movie about McMillen's ordeal.

Read the full story here.

 

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