Gay Prom, A Success!

More than 200 young people¬†traveled to Yonkers, NY on Friday night for Center Lane’s 15th Annual Gay Prom. The prom, complete with a vogue-off and a young Michelle Obama impersonator, marked a huge cultural shift since Center Lane’s first Gay Prom in 1996, which had only 12 attendees.At that time, Center Lane was hesitant to publicize the event, for fear of harassment. This year, the Polish Center gladly welcomed the prom goers, who came from all over Westchester, dressed to the nines.

We’ll be posting portraits and accompanying interviews this week. In the meantime, all photos can be seen here.

Here are some selects from the Gay Prom, including festive chaperone. 

(all photos by Laurel Golio)