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Anti-Prom Offers No Tuxedos and No Judgment

Anti-Prom was held at the main branch of the New York Public Library on June 3. Credit: AP
Were you one of those kids too nerdy or too cool to go to the prom? Did you loathe the very idea of the end-of-year dance?
Imagine spending...
New York Public Library provides a prom for kids who hate prom.

Transgender Teen Named Prom Queen

It's OK to be who you are and to do what you want to do. That's the message Andrew Viveros hopes people take away from his fellow students crowning him prom queen. The South Florida teen, who has gone by Andii for two years, is the first...Andrew "Andii" Viveros is first transgender to earn the title in a U.S. public school.

Life a Little Better for Some Gay Teens this Prom Season

Credit: Getty Images
What if Barbie doesn't want to go to the prom with Ken? What if she would rather go with Midge?
And what about Ken? Maybe he wants to go with Blaine, now that Blaine and Barbie have ended their brief dalliance...
Acceptance of same-sex prom dates varies from school to school.

Prom Is on for James Tate After School Reverses Ban

Prom is back on for a Connecticut high school senior who was banned from attending the big dance after posting a giant sign at the school asking his friend out. A decision to keep James Tate from attending the Shelton High School prom was...Media attention led school officials to reconsider teen's ban from the dance.

Teen Asks Pal to Prom With Giant Sign, but School Bans Him From Big Dance

It's hard enough for a lot of teens to get up the nerve to ask a friend to prom, so we imagine James Tate was brimming with confidence when he posted a 12-inch tall cardboard letters outside the main entrance of his high school that read...
She said yes! But school says no, you can't go to prom.

Teen's Prom Dress Made From Starburst Wrappers Is Extra Sweet

We've heard of prom dresses made from duct tape, but Tara Frey's candy-wrapper frock for the big dance is so much sweeter. The high school senior from Wisconsin will be wearing a dress her mom fashioned using thousands of Starburst...
Mom spent six years creating dress made from candy wrappers.

Girls Staking Claims on Prom Dresses Via Facebook

Back off! That prom dress is mine I already claimed it on Facebook. Credit: Getty Images
It is the ultimate male bonding experience. You get together with your old man and your best male buddies to go shopping for a black tuxedo...
Websites avoid the trauma of two girls wearing (gasp!) the same dress.

Pricey Prom Dress: Retailer Selling $14,000 Gown

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, what about this made-to-order prom dress? Credit: dressgoddess PHILADELPHIA (AP) - If diamonds are a girl's best friend, a made-to-order $14,000 prom dress is going to become a blingy BFF for a few...If diamonds are a girl's best friend, a made-to-order $14,000 prom dress is going to become a blingy BFF for a few free-spending fashionistas.

Amazing Mom: Pam Philipp

Pam Philipp is the chief fairy godmother of Operation Glass Slipper. Photo courtesy Pam Philipp
Amazing Mom: Pam Philipp, founder of Operation Glass Slipper, which provides free prom gowns and accessories to low-income high school girls in...

Students Say Weeknight Prom is a Buzz Kill, but That's the Point

No curfew busting with a weeknight prom. Credit: jupiterimages
Ask any teen what the best thing is about prom, and "after-prom" likely will be the answer. But that may change for students at one Rockland County, N.Y. high school, where...

Lesbian Teen Says She Was Sent to a 'Fake Prom'

Constance McMillen was left out of the prom. Again. Credit: Matthew Sharpe, AP
Just when it was looking like Constance McMillen's prom drama was over, the lesbian teen is reporting a new injustice.
"They had two proms and I was only invited...

Prom Princess or Porn Star? Talk With Daughters When Shopping for Dance Dresses

This one-shoulder, long dress from David's Bridal is prom perfection. Credit: David's Bridal
Short is cool. But so is long. Pink is definitely trendy. But don't discount the popularity of blue, either. It's hard to go wrong with a princess...

Lesbian, Girlfriend OK for Private Prom

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An attorney says a lesbian student who sued a Mississippi school over its policy banning same-sex prom dates can bring her girlfriend to a privately sponsored dance. Itawamba County school board attorney Michele Floyd said...

Lesbian Student, ACLU Steps on School's Toes Over Dance Issue

All Constance McMillen wants is a night to remember. Photo courtesy of Constance McMillen.
Constance McMillen, like a lot of 18-year-old high school girls, is excited about going to the prom. There's only one problem. She wants to take her...

Prom Turns Into Booze Cruise for Chaperones

A luxury prom aboard a yacht turned into a drunken bash for teachers from a Brooklyn, N.Y., high school, and one chaperone was bounced from the classroom after allegedly making out with a student. A group of students from International High...

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