Constance McMillen was not accepted at her high school prom, but she will be a grand marshal of the popular gay pride parade in New York, according to the New York Times.

Back in March a Mississippi federal court ruled McMillen's First Amendment rights were violated after her high school decided to cancel the prom rather than let her bring a same-sex date allowing the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union to proceed.

The judge said she would be invited to a parent-sponsored prom instead held at the Fulton County Country Club in Mississippi, but only seven students showed. The other students attended a separate prom held at a secret location in the country.

Parents did not want McMillen at the prom so the school announced its cancellation then secretly located it.

Some parents may not like her in Mississippi, but for so many others she is a hero. Way to go Constance!