In a column in/on salon.com, there is this last line about the young people who missed the chance to be at the prom with Constance McMillen, the young lesbian woman whose Mississippi high school literally ditched her and her date, moving the prom and its attendees to a different, undisclosed site:
I think there are quite a few teenagers in Mississippi who are going to be feeling much the same way some day, if they don't already. The losers in these two stories ultimately aren’t Troy or Constance McMillen, but those sad sacks among us who can’t muster the courage to resist the pull of the crowd. What the truly cool kids know is that it’s always better to dance alone than to sway in time with a roomful of bigots.
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