A Night for Pride

Aubriana Baxa, Writer

Last Thursday, Lincoln’s 30th Pride Prom was held at Lincoln North Star High School. The event was meant to be an opportunity for members of the LGBTQ+ community to enjoy prom in a safe and comfortable environment. 


“It’s really important for kids in marginalized groups such as the LGBTQ+ community to have a place where they are 100 percent themselves, don’t feel judged, are comfortable and are excited to be there,” Genders and Sexualities Alliance club sponsor,  Mrs. Tracy Piper said. “It is also encouraged that students who may not identify with the community still come with their friends. It’s lots of fun, with great music, games, food and it’s all paid for once your ticket is purchased. It’s important to show support to your friends and have a good time with them.” 


The event was open to all Lincoln students between grades 9-12. The only stipulation was that attendees were under the age of 21. 


Pride prom lasted from 7:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m..


Entry to the event was $5 and a student ID was required.  


The theme for this year was “Y2Gay.”  The decorations and dress were based on the year 2000. 


“Pride Prom is important to me because I’ve never had a chance to immerse myself in my community,” sophomore Lillian Bittle said. “I’m wearing a really pretty floral dress that makes me feel really happy.”