Eighteen-year-old Constance McMillen is on President Barack Obama's guest list for Tuesday's gay pride reception at the White House.

McMillen sued the Itawamba County School District after officials decided to cancel the annual prom dance for juniors and senior students rather than allow McMillen to attend with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.

A federal judge agreed that the district had violated McMillen's rights, but refused to force the school to hold the event.

“I'll never get my senior year back,” she told USA Today. “But the experiences that I have had because of this have really made it a lot easier. It has really helped me.”

McMillen's story attracted national headlines. Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres thanked McMillen for standing up for everyone's rights and presented her with a $30,000 college scholarship during an appearance on Ellen.

“I admire you so much,” the openly lesbian DeGeneres said. “When I was your age I never would have had the strength to do what you are doing.”

Producers of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards arranged for the teen to present openly gay actress-comedian Wanda Sykes with a gay rights advocacy award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

Also expected at the 5PM White House reception is openly gay Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh. Vice President Joe Biden will also attend.

Earlier Obama declared June gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride month.