Pride Prom Returns!

Robbins Library proudly celebrates an alternative prom for teens in Arlington each year.

Arlington’s Pride Prom, an alternative prom for LGBTQ+ teens and their friends, will return on May 19th, 2023 from in the newly renovated event space at the Arlington Community Center, located at 27 Maple Street. The Prom is an opportunity for teens to dance, celebrate, and come together no matter how they define themselves.  

Planning for this year’s Pride Prom is ongoing! More information on the event will be announced soon.

Alternative proms have been growing in popularity since the late 1990s. Robbins Library first hosted an alternative prom in 2017, then known as Drag Prom. In 2020 it was renamed Pride Prom to more accurately reflect the spirit of the event and welcome teens to come to the prom however they feel comfortable. The prom is open to teens from Arlington and beyond and strives to offer a welcoming space for queer and gender non-comforming teens, allies and friends.   Community partners include Arlington’s Rainbow Commission, the Belmont Public Library and Out MetroWest.  

Pride Prom welcomes any LGBTQ+ teens in grades 6-12 and their friends. Contact with subject line PRIDE PROM with questions.  

Media coverage

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