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LGBTQ teens throw a prom in their style

Ah Prom. The night where twinkly lights and streamers hang from the school gym ceiling and teenagers come to dance, celebrate their youth and bid farewell to the year behind them. On Friday, students from 38 high schools across Chicagoland took part in celebrating their right of passage at the Chicago Gay Straight Alliance Prom. Chicago Public Schools' Northside College Prep played host to nearly 200 students. The goal of the night? Not to conform to any typical prom standard, but to spread awareness and provide continued support for teens in Chicago's LGBTQ community. While some donned tuxedos and tiaras, the theme of "Emerald City," aimed to remind all students whether they come dressed as Dorothy, Glenda or the Tin Man, all are welcome. We hear from a group of students from Friday's event who shared the importance of having a "prom for all." (Flickr/Purple Sherbet Photography)

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