Photos: Pride and joy at Queer Prom in Bethel

  • Henson Aubrey Murdough, 8, of Braintree, Vt., left, hugs their aunt Courtney Bowen, of Rochester, Vt., while they dance during Queer Prom at White Church in Bethel, Vt., on Friday, June 24, 2022. Bethel Pridefest co-organizer Leonard Meek grew up in New York City, where Pride events are abundant, and wanted to give queer young people in Bethel access to those supportive and inclusive spaces and to let them know “we see them, we respect them and we love them.” (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Siblings Brianna, left, and Haley Grant, both of Bethel, Vt., draw some of their “favorite gay people” including David Bowie during Queer Prom at White Church in Bethel on Friday, June 24, 2022. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Rizz Mullin, left, of Addison, Vt., and Adam Messier, of West Braintree, Vt., adjust their crowns and sashes after being crowned prom royalty during Queer Prom at White Church in Bethel, Vt., on Friday, June 24, 2022. Bethel Pridefest organizers wanted to put on an event for queer youth in the area, and Messier suggested the idea of a queer prom after attending a similar event held by Outright Vermont and feeling celebrated and included in a way he hadn’t at his high school’s prom. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 6/25/2022 9:45:23 PM
Modified: 6/25/2022 9:44:53 PM




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