Trans teens threw themselves a joyous prom in front of the Capitol
Teens organize transgender youth prom to fight against anti-trans legislationDozens of transgender children, teens and their families from more than 17 states gathered in Washington on Monday to celebrate their identities at a prom organized specifically for trans youth. Chase Strangio, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and one of the prom’s organizers, described the event as a “needed disruption”
Trans Prom Is the Reminder This Country NeedsLibby Gonzales had been waiting so long for prom—all she was waiting for now was her shoes. After looking at “literally thousands of dresses,” she’d chosen a long, black gown with a “big floofy black sleeves,” and a tiered skirt, with a black headpiece.” (I asked her if I was off-base imagining it as like the Wednesday dress, from the new Addams Family show on Netflix; her mom, Rachel, said I was not.) She would add a bag that looked like a clock, she told me by phone a few days ago, “to...
Parents Explain Why Trans Kids Should Be Banned From PromAs LGBTQ+ rights continue to be eroded across the country, many transgender students have found themselves forbidden from attending their own high school proms. The Onion asked parents to explain why they support banning trans kids from school dances, and this is what they said.