As the school year comes to a close, high school seniors across the country are attending the dance they’ve been waiting for—the prom.
Prom is a night for graduating students to dress to impress, cut a rug, and mark the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one with friends and sometimes a significant other. But for some LGBT teens, the special night can be nerve wrecking. LGBT students often have to worry about whether they will be harassed at the dance or banned from it altogether.
Not these teens.
LGBT high school seniors across the country are taking to social media to share their prom experiences and photos with their same-sex dates—and it’s truly heartwarming, inspiring, and a testament to how far LGBT inclusion has come over the years.
Here are a few of our favorites.
— ash ️ (@ashlynnkatley) April 23, 2018
— MexicanHoopz (@MexicanCassey) March 24, 2018
Prom tonight was FUCKING AMAZING!!! I feel so unbelievably lucky to live in a place where awesome shit like QUEER PROM happens!!! Being surrounded by my amazing queer friends and family is such a blessing!!❤ (Lots more pictures to come! Tomorrow when I'm not fucking exhausted from dancing in heels all night) ♡ ♡ ♡ #queer #prom #queerprom #date #mydate #myboy #handsome #kiss #cute #gay #bestnight #queerprom2018 #santacruz
— K (@realkevx2) April 27, 2018
I had an amazing time a prom last Saturday. Had an amazing time with my friends and I had the most stunning date. Thank you guys for an amazing JunIor Prom • • • #prom #prom2018 #boxersofinstagram #boxer #lgbtprom #gayprom #lesbianprom #lesbian #lesbians #pride #couplegoals #squadgoals #cutecouples #cutegaycouple #cutelesbiancouple #tomanyhashtags #itstimetostop #extra #imdonenow
in the most non cliche way-you are the most beautiful girl i have ever laid my eyes on you fell asleep on me a little while ago and you’re knocked out but you’re still so pretty and i'm trying to stay so quiet so that i don't OMG i literally just dropped my phone on your face mid sentence but you didn't wake up THANK GOD lmao sorry but as i was saying, i think you're the most beautiful girl in the whole world and i can't wait to make you mine forever thanks for taking me to prom with you babygirl❤️ ps happy anniversary bighead i love you ariana nicole pegues #gayprom #prom2018 #prom2k18 #tbh @xscariana