LGBTQ Organizations Across New Orleans Come Together For The 2nd Annual Pride Prom NOLA
NEW ORLEANS – HyPride, PFLAG New Orleans, CrescentCare, HRC Louisiana and Jewish Pride NOLA are proud to announce the return of the 2nd Annual Pride Prom NOLA on Friday, May 10, from from 8 p.m. to midnight, at Hyatt Regency New Orleans in the Celestin Ballroom.
This complimentary event is designed for LGBTQ teenagers and supporting youth ages from 16 through 20—attending both public and private schools throughout the greater New Orleans region—to experience a fun filled night with the date or friend of their choice.
“This event not only provides a fun, safe space for LGBTQ youth, it puts them in contact with local organizations that can offer them support and resources. Last year’s prom exceeded our expectations; this year, we hope to reach even more students,” says Leslie Ellis, of Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hypride.
The night will feature a performance by New Orleans LGBTQ advocate and bounce music star, Big Freedia, and will include a DJ set by DJ Brice Nice. Activities throughout the evening vary from the traditional prom portraits to a prom royalty “Strut Off” in which attendees walk the catwalk to win non-gender specific crowns. Not only will there be live entertainment, an array of local LGBTQ organizations will also be in attendance to help provide additional support and resources for our youth.
Premier sponsors, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Louisiana and Hyatt Regency New Orleans (HRNO), are both strong advocates of the LGBTQ community. HRC and HRNO team up yearly for the annual HRC Dinner Gala, which brings awareness to community issues, in order to make a positive impact. Additional sponsor, CrescentCare, is committed to its leadership role in bringing outstanding healthcare and wellness services to the community.
Arnie D. Fielkow, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, believes this is a momentous step in supporting the youth of the LGBTQ community. "The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is very proud of its new Jewish Pride NOLA initiative. The 2nd Annual Pride Prom NOLA is a tremendous event and we are honored to fully support it," says Fielkow.
RSVP is required for entrance. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served. Attendees are able reserve their place at this year’s Pride Prom by visiting pridepromnola2019.eventbrite.com.