Montgomery County, March 31, 2022 - After battling restrictions for the last two years due to the global pandemic, the MoCo Pride Center is happy to announce collaboration efforts to bring back the popular MoCo Pride Prom on May 13, 2022. The long-awaited event will take place at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville at 7:00pm.
The MoCo Pride Prom is open to high school-aged and community college students in the local area who want to proudly attend prom, dress however they are most comfortable, and dance - without fear - with whomever they choose. The evening will consist of a live DJ spinning popular music, along with giveaways, a raffle and local catering from Botanero’s – all at a nominal ticket price. The event is funded through efforts from direct donations, fundraising, and corporate sponsorships. Visa is returning once again as a platinum-level sponsor of this year’s MoCo Pride Prom.
Starting in 2016 with modest beginnings, the MoCo Pride Prom is now an event the local students look forward to each year. Janine Rauscher, MoCo Pride Prom Committee Chair, created the event because the youth in Montgomery County needed an alternative to the typical proms held by the high schools in the county. These types of proms were being held in Northern Virginia and also in Baltimore, but nothing near Montgomery County. Her child at the time attended one of the local high schools and was an inspiration for making the MoCo Pride Prom come to life. "We started this event on a shoestring budget, with most of the financial support coming from a small few, even my own," says Rauscher, "but I believed in what we were doing and knew we just needed to get it up and running and then others would join in support."
Students may purchase their tickets at any time before the event for $15 by going to the website www.mocopridecenter.org/prideprom Additionally, any individual, company or organization willing to make either a financial or resource donation may find more information at www.mocopridecenter.org/prideprom
About MoCo Pride Center
Established in 2017, the MoCo Pride Center is a 501(c)(3) organization designed to serve the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community and its allies in Montgomery County, Maryland committed to being the leading organization for LGBTQ resources and advocacy in the county. Follow MoCo Pride Center on social media at @mocopridecenter For questions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org