Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cancelled Prom: Gay Bad Wolf?

I know I seem to be super political these days, I really don't mean to be. I just hate hearing the stupidity that people spew.

Todays topic is about the school district that canceled the 2010 Senior Prom, rather than let a same sex couple attend. Constance McMillan wanted to go to prom, to experience what we all had the chance to experience in high school, and for many of us, have awesome memories of. The only difference? The person next to her in a tuxedo would have a vagina and not, the apparently required, penis.

At first, it shocked me that the school would rather cancel prom than allow a student to show up with her girlfriend. But then, I realized what they were really trying to do. Ostracize this girl. This district is hoping that this girl will feel so hurt by her fellow classmates anger at their canceled prom, that she will back down.

HELL.NO. In no way should this girl back down. I am sorry that the prom was canceled, I am very sorry that this school district is so scared of two women dancing together. I want to hear one rational reason that couples can't not be same sex. And hearing "it's disruptive" is a homophobes cop-out, so come up with something better, OK?

If you support the rights of Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender people, go to the link below and fill out the form for a free sticker to attach to your census envelop. Queer the Census is about bringing to voice of the GLBT to the government. They need a voice too. And we can help.

http://act.credoaction.com/sticker/queerthecensus/?rc=fb.share.box

2 comments:

Jonie said...

Thank you so much for the link! I think it is so ridiculous that they cancelled the prom over this. I wonder when people will realize that ALL rights should extend to ALL people!!!!

Amy B. said...

I saw this article and thought the same thing! It is SUCH crap. Shame the girl into giving up? I just don't get how there are such major issues out there in this world, yet people care who another loves?

And frankly, seeing the dresses girls wear to proms now, I would LOVE to see my daughter wear a tuxedo instead!!! lol