Lance Bass, Others Sponsor Gay-Friendly Prom

April 9, 2010 - 4:36 PM
Green Day, former 'N Sync member Lance Bass and celebrity chef Cat Cora are among those helping to pay for a gay-friendly prom in Mississippi next month.
Tupelo, Miss. (AP) - Green Day, former 'N Sync member Lance Bass and celebrity chef Cat Cora are among those helping to pay for a gay-friendly prom in Mississippi next month.
 
Organizers say the event is 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. He says Bass, who is gay, is among the celebrities expected to attend.