Mississippi Lesbian Constance McMillen to Lead NYC Pride Parade


Heritage of Pride announced today that Mississippi lesbian student Constance McMillen would join Judy Shepard and Lt. Dan Choi as Grand Marshals of the NYC Gay Pride parade on Sunday, June 27.

Said McMillen: “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.”


  1. Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com says

    Agree about Derrick Martin, but bravo for Constance, Judy Shepard, and my friend Dan Choi. It’s just too bad that months after the error was pointed out to them the organizers still haven’t corrected their false claim that he’ll be the first openly gay male on active service with the U.S. Armed Forces to participate in their pride march. So much for “heritage.”

  2. Doug says

    We would love to have Derrick and his bf lead the parade in Chicago — we’ve had some great marshals in the past, like George Takei & his husband Brad, and Eric Alva.

  3. TampaZeke says

    I don’t know why, and I hope I’m wrong, but I just get a very uneasy feeling that Constance may very well someday become the latest spokesmodel for the “ex-gay” industry.

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