Ellen DeGeneres awards lesbian Mississipi teen $30,000 scholarship

To show support for the trials a lesbian Mississippi teen is going through by suing her high school, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres gives the girl a scholarship.
Constance McMillen appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show to talk about her expierences with her high school canceling prom. (courtesy of ontopmag.com)

Ellen DeGeneres, in admiration of the Mississippi teen challenging her high school’s prom cancellation, offers the girl a big surprise.

Teenager Constance McMillen recruited support from the ACLU to sue her high school. After asking to bring another girl with her to the school’s prom and wear a tuxedo, McMillen’s school officials refused to allow this and cancelled the dance.

Hearing this, Ellen DeGeneres welcomed McMillen as a guest to the show.

“I admire you so much,” DeGeneres said during her talk show. “When I was your age I never would have had the strength to do what you are doing.”

In support of McMillen’s strengths and efforts, DeGeneres handed her an oversized $30,000 check from Tonic.com.

Both Tonic.com and an openly lesbian chef Cat Cora have previously announced their commitment to aid the Mississippi Safe School’s Coalition. This organization plans to hold a second-chance prom for students including gays and lesbians.

To read more on this story, visit On Top Magazine.

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