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A Safe Place for a Pride Prom

June 15, 2019 11:56 PM

(ABC 6 News)-- For the fifth year, Pride Prom has taken over the Rochester Public Library, and officials say they're seeing growth.

Youth Services Librarian, Sarah Joynt says that the idea of this event came to Rochester a little over five years ago. The library hosts LGBTQ youth meetings and as a way to recruit new members, Pride Prom was created.

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Snacks and fun themes may play a role in why some of the teens continue to attend the prom, but a safe and comfortable space is why Joynt believes the event thrives.

"Sometimes LGBTQ teens don't feel comfortable being out other places, and maybe they aren't able or don't feel like they're able to attend prom or a dance at their schools, and so we started this event to give them a safe space," said Joynt

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