It’s almost that time again, y’all! April is the month that Mobile celebrates Pride. We hope to see you at events like LGBTQ+ Kids Movie in the Park (the 13th), Trans-Lucent (the 14th) and PrideFest (the 15th). Details about these events (and more!) will be rolling out on Prism United and Rainbow Pride of Mobile’s social media pages soon, so be on the lookout!
There are two events in particular that we want to plug here:
Come Out Mobile is BACK!
After being twice delayed by the pandemic, Come Out Mobile is officially back on the calendar. Dress up and join us for the food, the entertainment, the silent auction, and the exceptional company of members and supporters of our local LGBTQ+ community. Event proceeds will go to Prism United and Rainbow Pride of Mobile. Tickets will be available for purchase this week. Tickets that were purchased for any previously cancelled Come Out Mobile events will be automatically transferred to this event.
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Prism Prom—Round 2!
The biggest annual LGBTQ+ youth event of Southwest Alabama will be held on April 22nd, and this year’s theme will be [*drumroll*]…
Last year, we saw over 60 LGBTQ+ high-schoolers come from as far as Gulfport, MS; Birmingham, AL; and Pensacola, FL to attend Prism Prom. This year, we anticipate having around 100 participants, many of whom will be attending an LGBTQ-affirming event for the first time in their lives.
It takes an enormous amount of work to pull off Prism Prom. Our decor team is busy dreamscaping the venue, our planning team is lining up performers and special features, and about 30 other volunteers are being assigned tasks to help us bring the event to fruition. If you would like to join the effort, there’s still time to sign up! Just fill out our virtual Prism Prom Volunteer Registration form, and we’ll be in touch soon.
Prism Prom 2023 will cost us about $8,000 to execute. You can help us fund the prom by heading over to http://prismunited.org/prom and making a donation. With your support, we can continue providing opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth to come together for experiences they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Thank you for all the ways you make our work possible. We couldn’t do it without you.
Corey Harvard (he/him)
Executive Director, Prism United