Things are changing, but milestone moments like high school proms have historically been missed by queer women in their youth, either due to conservative school policies, peer judgment or personal fears. Grlz Only wants to “create the Prom experience they should’ve had and deserve.” Prom Do Over, happening this Saturday, is a chance for gay gals to get gussied up (in formal femme attire or dapper suits and ties, as they choose) and dance the night away with girlfriends and pals, as out and proud adults. Grlz Only has been curating these kinds of queer women gatherings for a while now, providing safe spaces for women by women at various L.A. venues with thematic vibes and music ranging from hip-hop to Top 40 pop. Female DJ’s provide the dance floor energy. There will be a red carpet entrance, limo pull up zone, official prom photos, two stages, and a performance by Erica Mason. And of course, it’ll all culminate with the announcement of Queen and Queen (making it a fun alternative to this week’s drag festivities). “We were tired of having such a hard time finding events for queer women,” GRLZ Only partners Briana Diaz, Stephanie Rios, Hazel Burris and Valarie Pardo share with LA Weekly, “So we decided to create them ourselves. Our mission is for women to know they have a place to go, surrounded by other queer women. Whether it’s for friendship or dating, this space is for the girls.” At Mirage Hall, 12141 Victory Blvd. North Hollywood; Sat., May 13, 9 p.m. Tickets and info at sickening.events/e/grlz-only-prom-do-over.
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