Sean Cummings steps up to the plate for Mississippi’s LGBT teens

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.

5 Comments so far

  1. happyankee on March 12th, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    Wow!!! Thank you SSSSTurtle for such an informative, important blog. Silly me. I was hoping for some irrelevant info about the continuing destruction of North Americas’ greatest estuary. No, maybe how leftist politics created the highest murder rate per capita in the free world.At the very least I hoped for more fraudelent global (warming) change data.
    Suprise! We are all treated to the social and psychological problems of a sexually confused teen in Bumscrew, Mississippi. Thanks again. I know my hometown is in good hands.


  2. richard (rico) on March 12th, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    Dear Happyankee:

    New Orleans, like this website, is pretty diverse. We have all sorts of people living in the metro area, and all sorts of news to report. When someone from our city steps up to the plate like Sean has done, we think that’s reason to celebrate.

    And so, on behalf of the many residents of the city you left behind, I’d like to encourage you to stay wherever you are, pen some more love letters to Sarah Palin, and go fuck yourself into the middle of next week, you homophobic, flat-earth dullard.


  3. happyankee on March 12th, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    Many Nazi were gay and their reaction would have been similar to yours. Good luck with your myopic life.

  4. happyankee on March 12th, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    Come back little buddy. I thought my response would get another shreiking response from you. You have an enormous audience of fans who find you hilarious. Not all people who find you so incredibly self involved, ridiculous and homo centric are homophobic. The blog is as diverse as the city and so are the readers and their interests. We also enjoy comic relief when the problems of the city become overwhelming. Tadaaa! We have you! Hooray for Richard, Rico, SSSSTurtle, Dick, whatever the hell your one cheap trick name is this post.

  5. NewtoNewOrleans (unregistered) on March 13th, 2010 @ 3:36 am

    @Happyankee: It’s a big internet. If you don’t like this blog, why do you read it? If it wastes your time, why spend more trying to bait people into name-calling with you?

    If it’s name calling you want, imagine someone saying one of these phrases to you every hour or two, and think of all the witty and sharp replies you’re sure you’d come up with: obnoxious internet troll, despicable excuse for a human being, right-wing zealot with a victim complex, bigoted jerk, knuckle-dragging buffoon. There, that ought to keep you happy for a bit.

    @Richard: Thank you for this post. I’m new to the city and trying to learn more about the big power players; I’ll be bookmarking this blog for more posts like these.

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