This is cool……..
Hundreds of LGBT and allied youth will be wearing their evening finest and celebrating this year’s “Rainbow Court,” as the LGBT Network and LIGALY (Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth) holds its 17th Annual Prom at the Crest Hollow Country Club in today.
The Annual Prom has become a highlight of the year for many LGBT teenagers. The event started in 2001 and was “America’s first-ever full-fledged ‘gay prom’ in the suburbs.” Several hundred teenagers attend annually.
This year’s prom features a Masquerade Ball and the crowning of the Rainbow Court. The Rainbow Court honors six exceptional young people, who are selected on virtues related to colors and represent the values of the iconic rainbow flag: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for light, green for growth, blue for harmony and violet for spirit.