I have not always been a fan of New Orleans hotelier and real estate developer Sean Cummings. I won’t go into detail, I’ll just say that he’s won me over in recent months — thanks in no small part to his push to thwart the Port of New Orleans’ plans to install New Orleans Cold Storage’s new, ammonia-filled facility slap-ass next to the French Quarter. And now, he’s turned on the charm again:
At least one supporter has offered to help a lesbian student and her classmates hold an alternate senior prom after her Mississippi school district canceled the dance rather than allow Constance McMillen to take her girlfriend.
New Orleans hotel owner Sean Cummings tells The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson he was so disappointed with the school board’s decision that he offered to transport the students from Itawamba Agricultural High School in Fulton in buses to the city. He says he would host a free prom at one of his properties.
That’s a classy move, ladies and gentlemen. And for the cynics, I can almost guarantee that Sean’s not doing this in hopes of glimpsing some girl-on-girlishness.
In other news, I am happy to see that my home state — which never made me feel especially hated as a fag, but it wasn’t exactly welcoming, either — has such outspoken teens. I don’t recall any being quite so bold back in the day.