Equality Teen Prom & More!

Equality Teen Prom & More!LIKEME Lighthouse will help host an Equality Teen Prom (goo.gl/pciEY0) from 7 to 10 p.m. May 7 at Spirit of Hope MCC, 3801 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Mo. The event is free and open to all youths ages 14 to 19 years. DJ Joe Atreides will spin, and bands Radial Red and Ivory Black will perform.

Blessed Dress KC is partnering with the Lighthouse to offer a free dress, shoes, handbag, and jewelry to attendees. Off-duty police officers will provide security. To donate funds or items specifically for the prom, contact the center.

Teen attendees, please RSVP to events@likemelighthouse.org. Adults who are interested in decorating, food preparation and setup/cleanup, please email events@likemelighthouse.org and specify the task in the subject line.

From 6 to 8 p.m. April 26, Queer Family Trivia Night (goo.gl/j7XzkD) will also benefit the Equality Teen Prom. Test your trivia knowledge, and donate to a good cause. To participate, you must bring one of these: a snack/drink item, a clothing item for the prom, or a $5+ prom donation. Location: LIKEME Lighthouse.

(816) 753-7770

Bradley Osborn

Brad has been writing for Camp since 2004. His beat is mostly local features and general LGBT news. Common topics have included youth, faith and community. Although he holds an M.A. in journalism, he primarily considers himself to be a chemist, having studied and worked in biochemistry, quantitative analysis, quality assurance and the production of educational science texts. He's laconic, unintentionally enigmatic and often facetious. He enjoys irony, as well as things – but not animals, apparently – that are simultaneously beautiful and utilitarian. He and his cat, Charlie Parker, reside in downtown Kansas City, Mo. If you have a story idea for Brad, send him a note at bosborn@campkc.com.