written by Anna C. Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HATTIESBURG – MSSC in partnership with the Gay Straight Alliance at The University of Southern Mississippi are proud to announce the 4th Annual Second Chance Prom. The Prom which will occur May 19th, 2012 in the Thad Cochran Center at the USM – Hattiesburg campus, is open to individuals 16-30 years old.
This year’s theme will be a Brazilian-style Carnival, so break out your bright colors and save those Mardi Gras outfits!
Cost: Tickets to the event are $10 each
Eligibility: You must be between the ages of 16-30 to attend #MSSCProm.
If your date is over that age or under that age, we cannot guarantee admittance. Please contact us at email@example.com
What is Second Chance Prom?
Prom can be a time for great excitement and bonding with fellow classmates, but for many lesbian, transgender, bisexual, gay and queer students, prom can also be stressful. Many students are not able to bring their date of choice because of gender or sexual orientation. Many also are not able to wear clothes that make them feel comfortable or reflect who they are. MSSC’s Second Chance Prom offers one night a year when students and young people are able to have the prom experience while not worrying so much about their gender identity or sexual orientation being an issue.
The first Second Chance Prom in Mississippi was held in 2009 in Meridian, MS by Mississippi State University’s student organization, Spectrum, with help from the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition. In 2010, MSSC took the lead on the prom following the news rush surrounding Ceara Sturgis and Constance McMillen. That year, the prom hosted more than 400 folks in Tupelo, MS. The following year, MSU’s Delta Omega Lambda co-hosted the prom at the Mississippi State University Campus.