12th Annual "All Ages Alternative PROM"
at Historic Ashland Armory May 26th
The All Ages Alternative Prom is one of the most diverse events in Southern Oregon with a wide blend of age, gender identities, and sexual orientations attending. This year's event celebrates the 1980's. The rise of the “yuppie,” an explosion of mega movies and the emergence of cable networks like MTV(which introduced the music video.) The 1980s was the age of blockbuster movies like the iconic “The Breakfast Club,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful”. It was a time of big hair, Madonna, and colorful clothes. This is an open invitation for all to attend and please don't forget the hairspray!
Last year, 240+ people attended, including allies who do not identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or non-binary.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Ashland Historic Armory, 208 Oak Street, Ashland
Sliding scale ticket prices at the door, with suggested amounts ranging from $15-$30, for students, youth, and adults. Children 12 and younger enter for free.
Ride Share is available. Call 1 800.466.7005 x5 or email [email protected].
7-8 pm: Family Fun Hour
8 pm – Midnight: Featuring DJ and Music Videos from Sights & Sounds Unlimited, Costume Contest, Photo Booth, and Portrait Photography, Special entertainment from Teen Theater and the annual Social Justice Awards recognizing individuals for their support and contributions to the LGBTQ Southern Oregon Community.
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. This event is also sponsored by Pride, Foundation, Oregon Shakspeare Festival, GLSEN and other community supporters.
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.