Constance McMillen was most recently turned away from attending her Senior prom. Because she was gay. And wanted to bring her girlfriend. Need I say how appalled I am that this kind of stuff actually still goes on. The school evidently cancelled the entire prom, rather than allow McMillen and her girlfriend to attend together. McMillen states that the majority of students feel that it was her sexual preference that cost them the prom.
However, leave it to Ellen to come to the rescue; she awarded McMillen $30,000 in scholarship money to continue her schooling and also offered her an internship in New York City and also allowed McMillen entrance onto the Ellen DeGeneres show to discuss the setbacks she endured in coming “out” in high school.
I absolutely love Ellen and I think more people should spend their time being like her — if not in financial donations, than at least in love for others.
The networks should really consider calling the top-rated talk show the Ellen the Generous Show. Yeah, corny, I know, but so true.