JASMYN holds alternative prom for gay, lesbian, transgender and questioning youths

Jacksonville.com – By Christy Whitehead

Corey Holloway missed out on his high school prom, but he’s making up for it now that he’s 20 and out of school. Decked in a short white dress with little polka dots on a recent night, his nails were nicely done and his makeup freshly applied.

This time around, he could be himself – women’s clothes and all – without fear of being kicked out or scrutinized.

The Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network held its ninth annual youth-alternative prom June 19 at Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St. in Riverside. The nonprofit provides a safe place for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youths under 24.