Gay Girls at Prom: The Good, The Bad and The Awkward - In Photos
My name's Megan and I had prom in 2007. It was a fun night but it was the ultimate example of a gay teenager's inexperience. I was/am a total tomboi and I never owned a dress. I always wore suits but my friend said I had to wear a dress to prom, and since I was taking another friend as a date I should wear make up. I bought a $60 dress and wore shorts under my dress. But when the 4 of us were doing make up I admitted I didn't own any make up. Couldn't use Nicole's (Philippino) or Sammi's (Japamese), so I had to use Christen's (the ginger). Sammi did my make up since I didn't know how. I ended up looking like a vampire wanna-be in my red and black dress wearing really white make up. I would've been better off not wearing any. As a butch I felt too femme wearing make up so I put my hair in a faux-hawk to counter act and make me feel normal. All were horrible ideas and the result of an insecure young stud.
To make it all worse, on the ride over I kept thinking how happy my classmates were gonna be to see me in a dress. An amazing way to end my high school years. However when I walked up to the Long Beach Aquarium where our Prom was, EVERYBODY was shocked and DISAPPOINTED that I wasn't in a suit! They knew I was taking my bi friend and they wanted me to wear a matching suit to her dress! I was crushed that I didn't stay true to who I was. Prom is about having fun for you and nobody else. As soon as we left prom to our hotel room (8 kids in one room), we all changed our clothes and had a fun night of drinking and playing games. I hardly remember anything about the dance but it was the after party with my close group of friends that I can recall perfectly. We all made dumb teenager mistakes that night (like drinking to much) but 5 years later we still laugh at ourselves that night and all the dumb antics we had.
I think we burned my dress behind the hotel that night. I learned that I shouldn't dress for any one besides me. I look too good in a fitted button shirt and a skinny tie to wear anything else. ;)
Hey, I'm Elizabeth, I'm a 17-year-old Queer. I took my brother's girlfriend with me because she never got to go to her school prom - she was chased out of town, literally. This is my "sister" Shaylyn and me. :) <3
Misty and Harley:
Here's a little back-story: my cousin Harley and I have been BFF's since our early teens. We also always liked to push EVERY boundary we could find!! So, when my junior prom rolled around in 1994, we decided to go together (neither of us are gay, though you'll never know two more PRO-GAY straight people in the world), partly for shock value, but partly because we were daring anyone to say ANYTHING to us about who we were and what we stood for. We did it up right, too - limo, corsages, pictures...dinner at Sizzler!! To this day, it's one of my favorite stories and memories. I still say we were ahead of our time! :) Sincerely, Misty (in the skintight black and form-hugging pearls) & Harley (in the shoulder cut-out green machine)