BuzzFeed kicks off Pride Month by hosting its second annual Queer Prom in NYC

Last Friday, Buzzfeed (in partnership with Samsung) hosted its second annual Queer Prom at  Samsung 837.

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837

LGBTQ+ students from across the country gathered at the technology hub, located in the heart of New York City’s Meatpacking District, to celebrate Pride and Graduation.

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
David Miskin & Jay Manuel
BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
Nico Tortorella
BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
Influencer & Activist Rain Dove

Being a high school student can be challenging enough. If you add being LGBTQ to the mix, it makes it much harder. Especially when your school discourages or even excludes you from attending and participating in your prom – just because of your sexual orientation. That’s why BuzzFeed’s Queer Prom was established:  to provide a safe space for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations to come together for the party they always dreamed of.

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
Co-hosts Curly Velasquez & Jazzmyne Jay Robbins

More than 200 students enjoyed a fun night with co-hosts Curly Velasquez, who celebrates all things brown and beautiful, and Jazzmyne Jay Robbins. Jazzmyne, a video producer for BuzzFeed, is a plus-sized fashion model who became a social media sensation after making her runway debut during New York Fashion Week, and follows her passion for spreading positive body image and self-confidence to all people.

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
Jasmine Rice, Cory Wade Hindorff & Miss Cherry Pie

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
Jasmine Rice

The event featured a Queer Prom Court of five high school seniors – chosen from thousands of submissions. A red carpet featuring celebrities such as Younger’s Nico Tortorella, America’s Next Top Model former Creative Director Jay Manuel, and actress/activist ; plus cast members from FX’s new show Pose and queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Highlights included prom court crownings and musical performances by Mary Lambert and Starley.

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
Nico Tortorella & Rain Dove
BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
Desmond Is Amazing

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837

Due to my travel itinerary, I wasn’t able to make it, bummer! This would have been the perfect opportunity to sweep NicoNicoNico off his feet with my charming Mexican accent… Oh well, hopefully soon. In the meantime, I can’t wait to see what I missed that night in the three-episode BuzzFeed video series launching during Pride Month.

BuzzFeed Hosts Its 2nd Annual Queer Prom Powered By Samsung For LGBTQ+ Youth In New York At Samsung 837
Mary Lambert

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