The Pin-Ups and Sailor Charity Prom will be held on Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the second floor of the Don Taft University Center. The event was created to give Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgendered students a chance to experience prom without the negative experiences they may have faced in high school.
Entrance into the prom is by donation only, and donations of $5-$10 are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit SunServe, a local non-profit organization that provides mental health services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning youth in South Florida.
Jessica Wilson, third-year master’s student in clinical psychology, said, “I hope the event will be fun for those attending. I also hope that it gives students the opportunity to experience prom when they may not have had the chance before.”
Melissa Rothstein, sophomore biology student, said the event promotes a great message.
“It is great that [GSA] is doing this. I had friends back in high school who didn’t want to go to prom because they were lesbian and were afraid to bring a date,” said Rothstein.
Wilson said GSA’s mission is to promote acceptance of the LGBT community within NSU. She encourages interested students to attend the club’s meetings every first and third Wednesday of the month in the Rosenthal building.