Green Day, N'Sync's Lance Bass among sponsors of prom for gay students in Tupelo


The Associated Press



TUPELO -- Green Day, former N''Sync member Lance Bass, and celebrity chef Cat Cora are among those helping to pay for a prom in Mississippi next month that''s open to everyone but geared toward gay students.


The American Humanist Association also will contribute $20,000 for the May 8 event in Tupelo.


The annual prom is organized by the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition. This year''s event has drawn attention because of the case of Constance McMillen, a high school senior who challenged her school district''s rule banning same-sex dates at proms.



Coalition spokesman Matthew Sheffield says plans for the event haven''t been completed, but Bass is among the celebrities expected to attend.





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