Queer prom offers safe space to celebrate
Event is sold out, says group
The P.E.I. Queer Youth Collective has invited LGBT youth to a queer prom to celebrate inclusion, and has received a big response.
Over the Rainbow will have all the hallmarks of a prom dance, with a DJ and door prizes, and it will be a place where youth don't have to worry about disguising or downplaying their sexual identity.
"Whenever I was younger, trying to come to terms with who I was in terms of my sexuality, it was really important for me to have this kind of beacon of hope or a safe space that I could look to," said collective member Paige Chaisson.
"So I wanted to create that. We wanted to bring that to life for those who needed it, especially younger people."
The event is sold out, said Chaisson.
The prom is also a lead up to next Friday, May 17, which is The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
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With files from Island Morning