Lavender Prom: Come As You Are

In spring 2016, a student at Central Heights High School (a Nacogdoches County public school) asked for permission to attend her prom with a same-gender date.  She was told she could not do so and directed to look at school board policy.  The student did attend the prom, but was not allowed to bring a same-gender date.  In Fall 2016, Central Heights ISD announced that they were cancelling prom.

A grass roots group of community members rallied together in September 2016 to put on a prom that would be welcoming to all students. 

The event will be held in the SFA Grand Ballroom on May 20 from 8-10 pm. 

But events like these cost money.   We need funds for the room reservation, catering, decorations, a DJ, a photographer, publicity, etc. 

We need at least $1500 (although perhaps more).  If you'd like to see a group of kids in rural east Texas have an LGBTQIA friendly prom, please consider donating.  Any leftover proceeds will be split between two worthy local charities:  Pride Nac and Nacogdoches Unity Coalition.

**Based on our initial success with the campaign, I just raised the amount to $2000.  I think $1500 was us setting our sights too low, afraid we wouldn't meet them.


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  • Scott Sosebee 
    • $75 
    • 29 mos
  • Wanda Cuniff 
    • $20 
    • 31 mos
  • Savannah Williamson 
    • $100 
    • 31 mos
  • Gloria Morgan 
    • $25 
    • 40 mos
  • Tom Chambless 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Heather Olson Beal 
Nacogdoches, TX
CC Conn 
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