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Watch: Lady Gaga's Video Message to Constance McMillen

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Lady Gaga recorded a video message for Constance McMillen, the Mississippi teen who received national attention after she was shut out by her school and her town for wanting to bring her girlfriend to the prom.

The message from Gaga was one of several played for McMillen at the All Love, All Woodstock Party and fundraiser for the teen and the ACLU in Woodstock, NY on Friday.

Watch the message, AFTER THE JUMP...

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ACLU Files Complaint Over 'Fake' Prom Thrown for Constance

The ACLU has filed legal papers with regard to the "fake" prom put on for Constance McMillen:

Constance "The American Civil Liberties Union filed legal papers today in federal court on behalf of lesbian high school student Constance McMillen regarding a cruel plan to put on a “decoy” prom for her while the rest of her classmates were at a private prom 30 miles away. The amended complaint alleges that the district's violation of the free speech rights of McMillen, an 18-year-old high school senior who sued her school for canceling the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend, have repeatedly caused McMillen to be humiliated and harassed...Today's amended complaint contains new details about events that have taken place since the ACLU first filed McMillen's case on March 11, including about the way her classmates have treated her. Most of McMillen's classmates no longer speak to her, and some have posted Facebook messages saying they wish she were dead and sent her such text messages as, “I don't know why you come to this school because no one likes your gay ass anyways.” In response to the court's March 23 order, the complaint also adds a request for compensatory damages for an amount to be determined later at trial.


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 roadConservative foes take aim at Elena Kagan's stance on military recruitment at Harvard.

Empire  roadChelsea's iconic Empire Diner is closing. Btw, this New Yorker cover was drawn on an iPhone.

 roadCancer can suck it: Vajazzled Kathy Griffin gets poolside pap smear.

 roadIowa Family Policy Council, the group which continues to work feverishly to repeal the state's marriage equality law, received over $3 million from the federal government between 2004 and 2009: "In 2004 and 2005 the IFPC received a total of $850,000 from the Administration for Children and Families’ Compassion Capital Fund. From 2006 to 2009 they received $2.2 million through the U.S. Healthy Marriage Demonstration Fund, which is doled out in yearly increments of $550,000 and will be awarded to IFPC through 2011."

 roadJohn Lennon fans find his hidden LSD stash, but it's gone.

 roadMississippi veteran claims he's Oprah's father.

 roadHouston mayor Annise Parker talks about her first 100 days in office.

 roadAlexander Skarsgard in Coachella scuffle.

 roadKris Allen shows off his pale pecs in the Bahamas.

 roadLance Bass tends to his fauxhawk.

Benedict   roadPope meets victims sexually abused by priests in Malta.

 roadConservative Catholic group calls on Massachusetts priest to apologize for suggesting Pope Benedict should resign if he doesn't take stronger action on the clergy sexual abuse scandal. Swiss theologian calls Benedict the 'mastermind' of the sex abuse scandals.

 roadFederal District Court rules National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.

 roadUK firemen to attend conference on issues gay people face: "This conference is designed to help us find out more about the gay community and identify some of the risks that they may face so that we can design our preventative measures to meet their needs and help ensure their safety."

 roadMale model fix: Mikus Lasmanis.

 roadAnti-gay Pastor Ken Hutcherson was silent on Day of Silence.

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 roadGay conservative blog Gay Patriot attacks Constance McMillen, gay youth: "So have you heard of this story where the high school girl who wanted to attend the prom with her “lesbian girlfriend” (I use the quotes because, really. Call me an old stick-in-the-mud*, but are high-schoolers self-aware enough to realize they’re lesbians already? And even if so, are we encouraging kids that young to identify themselves sexually? What ever happened to the innocence and beauty of youth?"

 roadWestboro Baptist Church takes its hate to Denver.

 roadProgressive Party in Serbia (SNS) meets with country's Gay-Straight Alliance: "The circumstances of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) individuals in Serbia were discussed at the meeting, as well as the steps that the state and society must take to stop the violence and discrimination. It was added that SNS officials said that the state institutions must respect the constitution and laws, and stop all kinds of violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and an other type of prejudice."


There is Nothing Gay About Prom

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Infomania's Bryan Safi looks at the Constance McMillen saga, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mississippi Lesbian Constance McMillen to Lead NYC Pride Parade

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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.”


Lance Bass, Green Day, Cat Cora to Host Gay Prom in Mississippi

Lance Bass, Green Day, Cat Cora, and Tonic.com are coming together with the American Humanist Association to throw a prom in Mississippi open to everyone but geared toward LGBT youth in response to Itawamba School District's refusal to throw a prom because Constance McMillen wanted to bring a lesbian date.

Writes the AHABass : "The Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition's second annual Second Chance Prom will be held on May 8, 2010 in Downtown Tupelo, Mississippi. "We've very pleased to be able to support and promote LGBT equality alongside other sponsors," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. "We're proud to be standing on the side of love and acceptance instead of fear and prejudice, and we hope that the event will bring appreciation of the diversity within our society and encourage others to embrace it as a positive value that can continue to forge progress for all Americans." The Second Chance Prom will feature dinner for guests, live entertainment, a ceremony to honor outstanding youth in Mississippi, booths highlighting organizations striving for LGBT equality and celebrity guests...Todd and Diana Stiefel made a $20,000 grant available to the AHA for the purpose of sponsoring this prom in Itawamba County. Humanists and other freethinkers have expressed a great interest in countering the discrimination of the Itawamba County school board."


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