Some people within the LGBTQ+ community were never given the opportunity to be themselves during their teenage years, and the Human Rights Campaign Triangle seeks to create a safe space that allows individuals to relive their high school prom experience in a way that’s more true to themselves.
On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Human Rights Campaign Triangle will host its second Queer Prom: A Fall Ball. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and go until midnight at Rigsbee Hall in Durham.
Jill Duffner, of the HRC Triangle, is an organizer of Queer Prom. She said the event has been HRC Triangle’s largest fundraiser.
“(The steering committee was) looking for ways to come together and celebrate with the community and create an impactful event that would reach a wider audience," Duffner said. "This is one we were really excited about."
Queer Prom intends to create an accepting environment where individuals can attend prom with the person of their desire, facing no judgment.