Teenager organizes LGBT prom to create a safe space for everyone


A girl from Derby is organising a prom for LGBT teenagers who don’t want to attend prom due to fear of being bullied.Brett Stone, 15, hopes to attract hundreds of teens to the event, which is set to take place in Spring 2018. The girl wants LGBT teens to bring their boyfriends and girlfriends to prom knowing they are welcomed and supported. “LGBT people should feel just as accepted as any other man or woman. This prom is to show the community that no matter how they identify themselves, they’re always welcome and supported,” she says, “So many people who are part of the LGBT community want to go to prom but don’t feel safe going the way they identify.
“By creating our own LGBT prom, not only does it create a safe place where no one will be judged, it gives a sense of security and acceptance for those who want to express themselves as they are.” The teenager set up an online page to raise funding for her initiative. The funding goal is £600 and after just 15 days she was able to raise half the sum. “I don’t think words could describe how insanely happy I feel. Never did I think it would come as far as it has. I am speechless as to how well it’s doing,” the bisexual student added.


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