WITHAHAPPYREFRAIN said: the name also let’s those who identify with the LGBTQA community know this is an event where they can be themselves in a safe and supportive and welcoming environment, which the standard prom may not always provide
ah this is also a really good point that i missed out on
Clueless (1995) “He does dress better than I do, what would I bring to the relationship?”
i used to be scared that i would never make a man fall in love w me because i’m too outspoken/aggressive/interested in radical feminist politics/independent, but then i realized that the kind of man who would rather I keep quiet and nod my head is not the kind of man i would ever let touch me or look at me or associate with me
the single greatest scene in the history of cinema
Unfortunately, we still live in world where minorities need to have their own events in order to raise awareness and equality. Personally, I think calling it a Queer Prom is fine because it is run by the LGBT club.
I guess it’s kind of like Black History Month in that, of course we want all races to be equal in every way possibly, but we still live in a world that discriminates and therefore Black History Month is necessary. In the same way, I suppose calling it a Queer Prom is necessary because it has the opportunity to raise awareness, educate people, and just have a lot of fun.
Every prom is the run-of-the-mill “straight prom” (even though it’s not specifically stated, it’s almost always assumed), so why not have a Queer Prom? I don’t think it’s makes that much of a difference, and it’s definitely not counterproductive or detrimental to the cause.
Message me again if you’d like to discuss this further, since this is a really interesting question.
Update: ” the name also let’s those who identify with the LGBTQA community know this is an event where they can be themselves in a safe and supportive and welcoming environment, which the standard prom may not always provide” - Abby
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