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    Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:52:00

    Green Day Sponsoring Alternative Prom For Gay Teen - In Mississippi of all Places

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    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Mike Dirnt, bassist and back-up vocalist with US punk rock band, Green Day, plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.
    • Green Day - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Frontman, lead guitarist and songwriter of US punk rock band Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong plays to packed out pub on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Green Day, in Australia on the Soundwave Festival tour decided last minute to do a pub show at the Captain Cook Hotel in Surry Hills, Sydney. Playing on mostly borrowed gear, Green Day played to an intimate crowd.

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    Green Day Sponsoring Alternative Prom For Gay Teen In Mississippi of all Places Punk rock icons Green Day are helping to sponsor a gay-friendly in Tupelo, Mississippi on May 8. The event is being held in response to an incident where an 18-year-old student and her girlfriend were forbidden from attending the "main dance" that all the straight kids went to and were being forced to attend a much smaller-scale prom, whatever that means. What will education administrators think of next? While I can appreciate the sentiment, it's definitely polarizing and a form of segregation and discrimination to forbid students from attending the main prom!

    A US district court judge ruled that the "main" prom could not happen with the exclusion of the student and her same-sex date. Despite the ruling, an alternative prom is being held. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has been talking about the event, while other gay celebrities like 'N Sync's Lance Bass, Iron Chef Cat Cora and others will be included in and support the event.

    Would you attend the alternative prom even if you were straight just because it's different and more open-minded?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    04.28.10




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