The Alternative Prom was originally created to provide a safe space for youth who were discriminated against at their own high school proms and to give something back to the community at large. Although new laws have been passed and continued work is still moving forward in Oregon to protect the rights of people with diverse sexualities and gender identities, oppression is still experienced through bullying, lack of support in schools, and is unfortunately still present throughout Southern Oregon.
This year's event celebrates the 1990's "Keepin it Real"
Location: Bellview Grange 1050 Tolman Cr. Road Ashland, OR 97520
Time: 7 pm - 12 am
Cost: $15 tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets. Link can be found below. If cost is a barrier to you attending Prom you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a free ticket to Prom. Deadline to receive a free ticket is May 24th.
Last year, 240+ people attended, including allies who do not identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or non-binary.
7-8 pm: Family Fun Hour
8 pm-Midnight: Featuring DJ, Costume Contest, and Photo Booth. The annual Social Justice Awards recognizing individuals for their support and contributions to the LGBTQ Southern Oregon Community will be recognized.
All Ages Alternative PROM is sponsored in part and hosted by Lotus Rising Project. Proceeds from the event will support continued services to youth and young adults in our community including group support.