After 18-year-old Marshall Curtis died in car accident in May, his father stepped up to take Marshall's girlfriend to the prom.
In this yearlong program, we will celebrate that journey and explore how the choices we make on the outside reflect what we’re feeling on the inside — and the important role fashion and beauty play in helping people find and express who they are. Trigger warning: During the McCarthy era of the 1950s, prom — yes, the night of spiked punch and making out under the bleachers — served as a part of curriculum meant to “keep youth sexually straight." The ritual was an agent for the then-nationwide campaign to fight homosexuality by projecting an excruciatingly heteronormative dress code and gendered roles (see: “prom king” and “prom queen”) onto high schoolers. While the internet has tended to favor those more viral and harmless moments, like duct tape as a textile (which has spurred its own scholarship fund) or recreating Beyoncé’s latest nude dress, the reality of prom is that it highlights just how far educational institutions must go in the advancement and protection of LGBTQ+ students.
Here's a real-life story that just might have you believing in fairy tales — about a Chicago boy who was ditched by his so-called friends on prom night but walked away a winner.
Madison Witham, an Indiana high school sophomore, shared on Twitter that she broke up with her boyfriend after he reportedly texted her that her prom dress made her “look like a slut.”
She may be out of high school already, but Nikita Dragun still managed to re-create her prom night to match her new gender identity in a video that’s already drawing praise (not to mention over 500,000 views) from her fans.
A growing number of teens are embracing their heritage and choosing to proudly wear traditional gowns to prom.
Carter Brown, 19, died tragically weeks before the prom. His father made sure Carter's girlfriend had a memorable night.
"It was insensitive and irresponsible not to appreciate that not all communities can celebrate what life was like in 1776," he said after the wording on prom tickets sparked controversy.
The Florida school's principal has issued an apology following outrage and charges of "animal cruelty."
Florida officers brought corsages and their best dance moves to give special needs students an unforgettable prom night.
Many Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students are outspoken activists now, and they honored their classmates who were killed in the school shooting in February in the way they attended their senior prom.
Age truly is nothing but a number for 70-year-old Penny. The Texas grandmother recently had a Las Vegas wedding, and she wore her 20-year-old granddaughter’s prom dress for the occasion.
This couple's prom look was getting a lot of attention on Instagram, but it completely blew up when it was revealed that this adorable prom dress was created for a little over $50.
Alongside a few young men in black and grey suits, Donyell Meredith II was rocking a short-sleeved jacket and cropped pants, which have garnered a lot of attention on Twitter.
Officials say 111 students have reported flu-like symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhea, since the prom on April 27.
See today's top stories, so far, from “Dancing With the Stars,” to R. Kelly's and Harvey Weinstein's latest #MeToo developments, to prom dress controversies.
Female students at a Michigan high school say that a cover-up garment on prom night is shaming — and that they'd rather skip the event than wear it.
In the week since Keziah Ginger Daum posted photos of herself on Twitter wearing a traditional Chinese dress, her outfit has come to symbolize a debate over cultural appropriation.