Mike McGinn, Mayor
5/2/2012 4:51:00 PM
Karen O'Connor 206-684-8020
Seattle Parks reaches out to LGBTQ teens With a special Purple Prom event
Seattle Parks and Recreation and Born This Way Kafé are hosting the Purple Prom on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 8 – 11 p.m. at Miller Community Center. The Purple Prom is an event for queer youth of color, all queer youth, friends, and allies, ages up to 20 years old. Miller Community Center is located at 330 19th Ave. E. Seattle WA 98102 and served by Metro routes 8, 12, and 43 with Metro routes 11 and 48 nearby.
The evening offers live DJs, a great dancing opportunity, food and fun. Youth can obtain free tickets by visiting: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/243179. The event capacity is 100 people and requires advance tickets.
Born That Way Kafé is a component of Seattle Parks and Recreation Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) youth programming. The program goals focus on the creating safe and community based connections between LGBTQ youth within their neighborhoods. Environments like Born This Way Kafé help nurture healthy LGBTQ youth and pave the way for civic engagement with the greater community. These LGBTQ programs work with the youth in these communities to bridge perceived differences and to build common ground. This LGBTQ programs are central to identifying and working with these communities to decrease the programming gap to LGBTQ youth.
Seattle Parks page for teen activities: www.seattle.gov/parks/teens.
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