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BCCC To Host LGBT Prom

The event is open to both gay and heterosexual couples throughout the community.

 

The prom is a quintessential moment in the life of most teenagers. You get dressed up, buy a corsage and maybe even pick up your date in a limo. 

But some same-sex teen couples don’t have a chance to experience the prom in high school. So members of Open Door Club are giving them an opportunity to celebrate prom in a way they are comfortable.

The Open Door Club is hosting its annual LGBT Prom on Friday, April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the college’s Gallagher Room.

The LGBT (stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Prom is open to the public. All BCCC students are invited to attend, as well as high school students and members of the public. Both gay and heterosexual couples are welcomed to attend.

Open Door Club Vice President Tim Schumann said the club hosts the prom so that those who were unable to attend their high school prom because they wanted to bring a same-sex date would have a chance to experience the event.

This is the second year the LGBT Prom will be held at the Newtown Campus. Schumann said the club held the event once before at the Upper Bucks Campus.

“Last year we had close to 80 people come,” he said. “We’re hoping to double that number this year."

The theme of the event is "Classic Hollywood," Schumann said. But attendees can dress however they feel most comfortable. “Formal or casual -- you can come in any clothing,” he added.

The event will feature food prepared by culinary arts students, music and a professional photographer. 

There will also be an open gender king and queen competition. Attendees will vote and at the end of the evening, the ballots will be tallied and a king and queen will be crowned.

Part of the proceeds from the evening will go towards the Rainbow Room in Doylestown, a support center geared towards LGBT youth. 

Tickets to the event are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The ticket price includes food, Schumann said. There is no ATM on campus so those buying tickets at the door should bring cash.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Student Life Office in the Rollins Building on the Newtown Campus.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

allie comisaro March 23, 2012 at 06:04 PM
O and FYI Nadia- u sound like a complete idiot everytime u post!! #someoneNeedsAHate-cationASAP!!
Michelle Hazlett March 24, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I am a married mother of 2 boys and in today's day and age where gays/lesbians are picked on or bullied or "secretly videotaped" and then posted on the web I find it refreshing to know that there are people/groups or even buildings that are not gender bias and don't care who or what you are! I want my kids to grow up in a world that knows no hate for who you are or who you love. We are all GODS children no matter what. People with negative minds make this world an ugly place. Treat people how you would want to be treated...that's what I tell my boys. I hope you all have a wonderful time and way to go BCCC for doing what is right!
Sharon March 27, 2012 at 04:54 PM
my little sister is gay. and im happy to see that she and her girlfriend will have a place to go where there will be no judging or hostile environment. Thank you BCCC for this open door. it frightens me everyday that she might come home one day all beaten up by ignorant little brats that think they are better then her. She struggles everyday with depression and her being gay weighs in because of the comments and troubles from the kids in her school. Being Gay or straight is not a choice. Many people live as a "straight" person because they know they cant handle the pressure of being "gay". People need to accept that we all are the same...we are human. And i feel that there is a need for a function like this because it provides safety and self esteem boosts to many kids!
madelene March 28, 2013 at 08:19 PM
homophobia: the fear that two gay guys will sneak into your home and redecorate your house to be FABULOUS when your not home. i mean, thats the worst we can do, so ...
madelene March 28, 2013 at 08:20 PM
homophobia: the fear that two gay guys will sneak into your home, redecorate it without your consent, and leave it FABULOUS. i mean...thats the most dangerous thing we can do. what else is there to fear?

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