Going to Prom is one of those that celebrations that almost every high school student gets to experience.Â Itâ€™s so iconic that almost every teen movie is about going to a prom of some sort. But for many LGTBQ people, going to prom with their date of choice, wasnâ€™t an option.Â
And luckily for them, thereâ€™s a new event called Re-Prom.Â Â Â
Re-Prom is a gala event for LGBTQ2S+ adults and allies to re-experience prom on their own terms and itâ€™s being presented by Calgaryâ€™s Centre for Sexuality. Â Itâ€™s been a while since I graced the hallways of my high school, but I understand that in most schools, itâ€™s becoming more and more acceptable to go with the partner of your choosing, which is truly fantastic. But if you didnâ€™t get a chance to, this is your chance to celebrate prom on your terms, and even better, youâ€™re old enough to just buy your own drinks.Â
Now, I was lucky because I actually loved my prom date. Her name was Vanessa and we had a blast. In fact, weâ€™re still great friends, and over the holidays, I got the chance to hang out with my original prom date, and my â€œnewâ€ prom date.
The first ever Re-Prom takes place on February 29th, at the Hyatt Regency.Â And it will feature a delicious dinner, live entertainment, signature cocktails, photo booths, candy buffet, DJ and dancing.
I’m excited team up with the Centre for Sexuality and do a fun contest for anyone heading to Re-Prom. Share your Promposal! (…or your RePromposal?) and you’ll have a chance to win.
All you have to do is share a video or photos of your Promposal and be sure to tag on Twitter or Instagram @YYCsexualhealth and @mikesbloggity and #repromposal2020. Just for posting, you’ll get 20% off your ticket price! You’ll also be entered to win a great ReProm Package – tickets, hair appt, limo, and a night at the Hyatt! More details: https://www.centreforsexuality.ca/2020/01/reprom-contest-%e2%96%ba-share-your-repromposal/?fbclid=IwAR2hPGgjdE7GJElz7MWDkqFHp_YAamgQJJ_3EdPSHIx4f1QYGPxHfq7lCbU