YOU! Are you in high school? Middle school? College? Or do you just want to hear more about the LGBTA youth of AK? Well, I’m Eliza, and I’m here to add a little bit of younger perspective to the AK pride scene. I’m new to Alaska pride, but hit me up with comments, suggestions, friend requests… etc. I’m writing for YOU, so feel free to drop a line!
The biggest (old) news for us youth: PRIDE PROM! It went down a couple months ago, and, if I may say so, it was awesome. The Tim Burton theme was a phenomenal choice, which brought in quite the collection of costumes. (The best of which won the costume contest and an awesome prize!) We danced, we ate, we filled out surveys, we fiddled hopefully with our raffle tickets…
But why do we go to Pride Prom?
It’s right smack in the middle of prom season for all the big schools, and with the year coming to an end, our schedules are getting pretty packed. But, if you were ever going to be somewhere where you could be totally you, this was it. Wear what you want, dress how you want, dance how you want, like who you want, BE you. The LGBTA youth in town are incredibly accepting, supportive, and just plain fun. I am proud to say that I am part of the youth community here. Besides, free food and a DJ? What’s not to love?!?
Those who went to Pride Prom hopefully enjoyed themselves – I know a few people who met someone new that night 😉 – but the youth events aren’t over! Join me and the community at the LGBTA youth art exhibit at the Teen Underground, which will run through the month of June.