The Post’s Style on the Go section had an entry for what promises to be the “First Annual Queer Women’s Prom” coming up on September 16th. Revelers will build their memories during a three hours cruise (why does that sound familiar?) on the Spirit of Washington out on the Potomac. “Some” proceeds from the $45 fee will go to the HIV-AIDS group The Women’s Collective. No mention on any donations going toward buying calendars so the hosts can figure out that they’re about three months late on prom season. Also odd is the over-21 restriction – I’m all for gay teens being allowed to spend too much money on ugly rented formalwear and cram 10+ into a hideous white limo, but at what point do you declare yourself too old to be hung up on that anymore?
Maybe the majority of attendees will be -way- over 21 and getting the experience they felt excluded from back in the day. If they really want to give them the proper experience they should declare 50% of them unable to rent hotel rooms (because of being under 18) and force them to beg and plead with others to do it for them. All should be forced to get their alcohol by asking others to purchase it for them with about one in four having their supposed benfactor run off with their money. I’m not sure how the promoters can guarantee that any sex any of them have that night be brief, fumbling, and unsatisfying.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs