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.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Tornado Warnings Expire, But Severe Storms Still A Threat
The St. Cloud Times reports organizers hope to attract 100 attendees ages 17 to 21.READ MORE: Deputy Opens Fire During Struggle With Suspect Near Litchfield, Sheriff Says
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.MORE NEWS: 72-Year-Old Fargo Woman Killed In Douglas County Crash
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