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17 Teens Who Gave Gender Norms The Finger At Prom

From boys in gowns to Pantsuit Nation realness.

According to a 2015 survey, half of millennials believe gender is on a spectrum, rather than binary.

This prom season, American teens are making it known that they don’t need to follow traditional gender norms to dress up and get down in style.

From straight girls rocking pantsuits, to queer kids of all stripes in bowties and ballgowns, to genderqueer androgynous beauties mixing glitter and grit in equal measure, these inspiring teens all found creative ways to flip gender norms the bird at prom — and we love it.

More to come… #cute #friends #prom #como #comopark #me #gays

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Prom 2k17 #prom2k17 #girlsintuxedos #bestfriendgoals

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Such an amazing day. #prom2k17

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#prideprom #baby #redhair #fancy #prom #dressedup #gay #gayaf #gayprom #prideprom #matching #prom2k17

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Not as professional as last year lol but i think its still cute #queerprom #cute #fancy #space #gay

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Let's make #PromPantsuits a thing #prom2k17 #promflood

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Below, Chescaleigh and Dylan Marron talk about being queer AF at prom on a special installment of MTV’s Decoded.

 

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