Prom Stories: Facing Discrimination, Overcoming Barriers
Because we’re so excited to welcome ACLU client Constance McMillen to headline our ACLU Pride activities this week, it got us thinking what prom experiences for LGBT students in the past were like.
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In reflecting on the injustices that Constance faced, the ACLU started conversations with San Diegans about their memories of prom. . .some happy, some bittersweet, and some difficult. We’ll post a new story every day this week, culminating with Constance’s interview.
Constance McMillen, ACLU client, Prom Year 2010
Carlos Marquez, Director of Community Programs and Public Affairs, San Diego LGBT Center, Prom Year 2002
Wednesday’s Bonus Afternoon Story!
Kelli Drimmel Magargal, Mother tells of daughter coming out, Prom Year 2010
Wednesday’s A.M. Story
John Husler, Owner, Lestat’s, Prom Year 1980
Murray Galinson, Director, Price Charities, Prom Year 1957
Ted Gideonse, Ph.D. candidate, Prom Year 1992
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