May I Have This Dance?
Prism United Announces LGBTQ Prom
February 24, 2020 – Mobile, Alabama – LGBTQ students from high schools across Mobile and Baldwin Counties will come together in freedom, fun, and revelry on April 11, 2020 for the inaugural Prism Prom. Hosted by Prism United, a nonprofit group that supports LGBTQ youth in the Mobile and Baldwin counties, the event will provide a safe space for LGBTQ teens to enjoy prom in style.
“Prom is a right of passage for most high school students, but for the LGBTQ community, it can be fraught with complications,” Prism United Executive Director Corey Harvard said. “School administrations often won’t allow LGBTQ teens to bring their partners or dress the way they want to dress. It’s really painful for a lot of these kids, especially the ones who take the risk of being authentic.”
Harvard is excited to provide an experience that not only offers a safe and affirming space for LGBTQ kids but one that celebrates their lives.
“I can’t wait to see their faces. Instead of being tangled up in fear, they’re gonna be swept away in all the dancing, the music and the lights—as it should be,” Harvard said. “The youth we work with at Prism United are helping us design the event. If we’re gonna do it, we’re gonna do it right.”
Prism Prom will be chaperoned and security will be provided. Prism United is accepting donations to help give these students a night they will remember for the rest of their lives. If you would like more information about the prom or if you would like to donate, visit prismunited.com/promor shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.