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Alternative Prom In St. Cloud Caters To LGBT Teens

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) – Gay and lesbian teens who may feel uncomfortable attending a traditional prom at their high school have another option — an alternative prom in the St. Cloud area that’s open to LGBT teens from across the state.

This is the second year organizers are hosting the alternative prom in St. Cloud. The Saturday night event is free and open to students from all school districts. It has been promoted in Duluth, Bemidji and the Twin Cities.

The St. Cloud Times reports organizers hope to attract 100 attendees ages 17 to 21.

Co-organizer Bill Weber-Brown says the alternative prom gives teens a chance to celebrate who they are without fear of repercussions.

The prom will have traditional dancing, decorations and refreshments, and royalty will be crowned.

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