Students Organize 'Queer Prom'
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Prom is all about making memories.
But Amanda Zerby says she and other Central Ohio teenagers have never felt they could express themselves at the high school tradition.
Zerby, 18, says this year she and her girlfriend didn't feel comfortable going to their school's traditional prom.
So, Zerby decided to throw what she called a "Queer Prom."
"It's a prom that promotes the acceptance of everyone," Zerby said.
She and her friends have planned everything from the decorations to the music.
"It means there's a safe place for people to go. That's what is important," Zerby said.
Zerby says the support from her friends has been great.
"It's been fun actually," she said.
More than 50 people plan to attend the event, according to an event page on Facebook.
The "Queer Prom" will start at 8:00 pm at Sporeprint Infoshop on East Fifth Avenue this Saturday.Students Organize 'Queer Prom'