Constance McMillen is among the women named in fashion glossy Glamour's Women of the Year 2010 issue.

McMillen is the 18-year-old lesbian student who, with the assistance of the ACLU, sued her Mississippi school board after officials canceled the annual prom dance rather than allow her to attend with her girlfriend. School officials recently agreed to pay the teen $35,000 in damages plus attorneys' fees and adopt a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The incident catapulted McMillen to celebrity status. An ABC Family made-for-television movie based on her story is already in production.

But McMillen told the AP that it's been difficult. “I went thorough a lot of harassment and bullying after the lawsuit,” she said.

Rocker Melissa Etheridge, who received the award in 2005, praised McMillen for her courage.

“She stood up and said, 'This is who I am,'” Etheridge, who is openly lesbian, told Glamour. “When someone does that, it changes the world. It gives hope.”

Ted Olson, the lead lawyer challenging California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, also applauded the teen.

“Constance stood up to foolishness and inequity and irrational unfairness, sending a signal that this battle should be fought at every level,” he said.

Other women being honored include singer Fergie, actress Julia Roberts, and gay icon Cher.