This weekend, the Pittsburgh Chapter of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educatio Network) will host the Safe Prom for All at the Westin Hotel Convention Center.
This event rocks b/c it celebrates creating safe spaces for ALL kids. There are many a straight young adult who attends this celebration of diversity rather than the usual 50's throwback prom at the regular high schools. Especially when kids across the country are refusing to be forced into traditional gender role boxes in the name of conformity. Just this week a Gary, Indiana lad was booted from his high school prom because he showed up in a dress. The school claims boys wearing dresses disrupts the learning environment. Which is very important at the prom.
So if you have the time to volunteer at the Safe Prom or make a donation, surf on over and do so. Our kids deserve it.