To be LGBTQ and under 21 can be a bit of a pain when it comes to entertainment options. So much of gay culture revolves around bars and drinking, that the kids get the fuzzy end of the lollipop when it comes to fun. (Wow…that last sentence just sounds wrong, doesn’t it? God Bless Billy Wilder!)
There’s some upcoming fun for Queer Kids in the weeks ahead. From a purely fun perspective, there’s the Seattle Pink Prom happening on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the All-Pilgrims Christian Church at 500 Broadway East. It’s for queer and questioning youth from 13 to 22 and it’s drug and alcohol free and provided lgbtq kids the opportunity to experience the prom experience in a safe and accepting environment.
Seattle’s one and only, Queer Youth Pink Prom, is the event not to be missed.
Are you ready to enjoy a great night with the prom you always wanted?
You are invited to come and join us for a night of dancing, fun and entertainment.
This year, Pink Prom is back and better than ever.
Drugs, alcohol and hate free. You do not need a date or to buy fancy clothing to come.
Just like a high school prom, but more fun!
Event is hosted by Level Zero & Lambert House.
All proceeds from ticket sales go to Lambert House.
Tickets are on sale online and at the door.
Suggested price: $15
Cash and all credit cards accepted!
No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
Lambert House is a center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning youth that encourages empowerment through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.
We will have different activities through out the night to entertain you and make this night unforgettable, including:
- Photo booth
- …and more
Refreshments and snacks will be served on-site at no additional charge!
Advance tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets. Kids…Check it out.
Theater loving youth can also participate in the Queer Teen Ensemble Theater, aka “QTET” the summer program at Washington Ensemble Theatre for LGBTQ and questioning youth that features a workshop process beginning towards the end of May, that results in a completely self-generated new production just in time for Pride Weekend. We love this program and did a video piece on it last year, (check it out HERE); these kids are remarkably articulate and self-assured. It’s a terrific program, and if you ARE a theater loving youth, or know any in your life, then we strongly encourage you to check it out. Here’s some info from their webpage.
Queer Teen Ensemble Theatre provides a safe creative outlet for queer and allied youths to explore their voice and identity through a collaborative theater process. Since 2007,QTET has created four world premiere summer productions generated and performed by queer teens from all over the greater Seattle area. Beyond our summer intensive, QTET tours year round to dozens of schools, community centers and events leading workshops and intensives. QTET began as a resident program of Washington Ensemble Theatre, is an associated program of Shunpike and a proud member of the Intiman Collective. The 2012 QTET production is being produced by Washington Ensemble Theatre through a generous grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Interested youth should apply HERE for the 2012 program and the program lasts from May 21 to June 25, 2012.