Committee hosts alternative prom geared toward LGBT teens

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The Central Minnesota Prom Alternative Committee is hoping to attract 100 guests to its alternative prom this Saturday night in St. Cloud, an event aimed at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens.

The St. Cloud Times reports the prom is in its second year and gives LGBT teens from across the state a chance to celebrate who they are without fear of repercussions.

Troy Weber-Brown, a family, marriage and gender therapist, says many LGBT teens wouldn't feel comfortable attending traditional school proms. The alternative prom also offers resources for teens such as counselors, who will be on hand throughout the night.

Ages 17-21 are invited. The event in alcohol free.

For more information, visit the Central Minnesota Prom Alternative Committee's website.

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