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Queer Prom organised in Brighton for LGBT community

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 18, 2018, 2:27 pm IST
Updated Jan 18, 2018, 2:27 pm IST
For people, who do not identify themselves as heterosexual, prom can be a daunting and alienating experience.
Vicki Cook decided to create Queer Prom so that she could give those in the LGBT community another chance to have the best prom of their lives. (Photo: AFP)
 Vicki Cook decided to create Queer Prom so that she could give those in the LGBT community another chance to have the best prom of their lives. (Photo: AFP)

A Queer Prom took place in Brighton recently so that people from the LGBT community  who never had the opportunity to go to one during their school years could enjoy their own special night.

For people, who do not identify themselves as heterosexual, prom can be a daunting and alienating experience.

 

Vicki Cook decided to create Queer Prom so that she could give those in the LGBT community another chance to have the best prom of their lives.

Speaking to The Independent, Cook said, “

“Queer Prom came about out of a desire to change the narrative around LGBTQ+ people’s experiences of prom.”

She went on to add that spoke with members of the community about their experiences of prom and no one had a positive prom story.

“Either they didn’t go to their prom or they went but weren’t able to have the experience that they wanted to because of their gender or sexuality among other things,” she went on to add.

 

With that in mind, the concept behind Queer Prom was born.

Taking place at Komedia in Brighton on Friday, Queer Prom was a fun extravaganza for all who attended.

The event featured a variety of fantastic performers and proceeds from the night benefited two worthy causes: Allsorts Youth Project and MindOut.

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