High school prom can be a time of awkward disappointment for many. Even more so for members of the LGBTQ+ community, who may not have had the option to attend prom as their authentic selves. Black Queer Prom seeks to remedy that affront by providing an evening of music, elegance, and fashion, and attendees have full agency to slay in whatever way fits them. The event is hosted by the Rochester Black Pride Collective, which is hosting a variety of festivities from August 8 to 12 as part of Rochester Black Pride Week.
Atlantis: A Black Queer Prom take places on Friday, July 20, from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Penthouse on East, One East Avenue. The event is for ages 18 and up, and allies are welcome. Tickets are $30 for individuals and $50 for couples, and can be purchased online at rocblackpride.com.