Meredith Queer Space to Host a Queer Prom
Queer Space is holding a Queer Prom on Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m on the roof of SMB. The Herald interviewed the president of the club, Sarah Poisson, to learn more information about what students can expect at the event.
Regarding the importance of this prom, Poisson said that “especially for the people of the LGBTQ[IA]+ community, some people didn’t get the dance to experience their ideal prom. We want them to be able to have a memorable night where they feel comfortable and are able to express their true identity.”
The Treasurer of Queer Space, Jessica Chapman, said, “I think it's important to have a Queer Prom so we have an event specifically by and for queer students. Not that allies can't attend, of course, but I think it can be really nice to have moments where you know you're among other queer students and have that bonding experience. Plus, again, giving people that chance to live out things they may not have been able to experience authentically before.”
At the event there will be music, light snacks and opportunities to take pictures. There is no dress code, and students are encouraged to wear whatever they want and makes them feel comfortable. Chapman said, “Students should wear whatever makes them feel most confident and happy. Prom is usually a time for dressing up, so if people have a fancy dress/suit/outfit they don't get to wear often, we absolutely encourage that, but we also want people to be comfortable and safe during the event.”
The secondary location if it rains will be on the second floor of the Cate Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. You can also request songs to be played by DMing @meredithqueerspace on Instagram.
By Kayla Dunn, Reporter