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Didn’t go to your Prom?
Or didn’t go as your true self?
Do it again. Do it right. Do it Queer AF.
After the sell-out winter event back in January, the team behind Queer Prom, Vicki Cook and Jules Haydon Guaitamacchi, are back. The event was a night that will stay with attendees forever. This truly inclusive night was a perfect combination of music and performance and was rightly lauded up by global press. It shows the need for events like this, and we were delighted to be part of it.
Ambassadors for the event include Genderquake case Cambell Kenneford, Howie Howells, Brooke Moore and Charlie Hill. Cambell tells us:
“To us, Queer Prom isn’t just an LGBTQIA event, it is also a way for s to do what we can to provide love, equality and support for our community. We recognise that the last year has been particularly difficult for trans people, especially in the face of the media and what’s important to us is that we work towards making a change for our children’s future, which is why we have decided to raise money for an incredible charity like Mermaids.”
This August, Queer Prom present the Rainbow Ball. Coming to Patterns on Fri 3 Aug, it’s the perfect warm up to Brighton Pride Weekend. Bringing to life all the colours in the rainbow, Ali Hannon returns as host, this year joined by Felix Le Freak. You’ll remember her from an exquisite performance and mini Lip Sync For Your Life battle onstage last year. A much bigger venue lends itself to two floors of DJs with sets from Alfie Ordinary, Rebel Girl, Alex Spinks, Foreign Skin and Rob from Finance. There will also be two photobooths and plenty of surprises from performers Baby, Romeo De La Cruz, Lydia L’Scabies, Benjamin Butch, Leila Davis, Sigi Moonlight and Grim.
Instead of a Prom King and Queen, the team crown two community heroes instead. These people will have gone above and beyond in contributing to the wellbeing of our community.
The charity focus on Mermaids is important to both organisers, as trans individuals’ experiences are close to both their hearts. The team are putting a lot of focus to ensure Queer Prom is a safe space. There’s absolutely no toleration sexism, racism, homophobia, biphobia, queerphobia, transphobia, ableism or any other kind of bigotry.
“Queer Prom is a not-for-profit night created by the queer community for the queer community. Our hope is to keep Queer Prom alive as not only a means to experience something so many of our members felt unable to be part of, but equally to raise awareness and funds for local LGBTQ organisations voted in for by our attendees.
Not many people within the LGBTQ community have had a positive prom story. Either they didn’t go to prom, or couldn’t have the experience that they wanted to because of their gender, sexuality, social pressures etc. With Queer Prom, we want to change this narrative and give people a second chance to relive the moments they feel they have missed out on. ”
So, grab your dates and your crowns because at Queer Prom – you’re all royalty!
Queer Prom Rainbow Ball comes to Patterns on Fri 3 Aug