Know Your Prom Night Rights! A Quick Guide for LGBT High School Students

Document Date: April 11, 2011
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For most high school students, prom night is a special time for making memories and sheer fun. But for those teens who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, prom night can be a source of anxiety. While their classmates are busy lining up the perfect outfit and date, LGBT students often have to worry about whether they will be harassed at the dance or excluded from it altogether. However, there are laws protecting your right to be yourself at the prom, and this handout can help you learn about them so that you too can be safe and have fun on the big night!

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