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The Big Name Change

By Justin Rios & Tihanna Thornton, members of The Big Queer Prom Committee Throughout the years, The Big Gay Prom has been a safe place for LGBTQ youth to have fun in an environment where they are able to truly express themselves. Over time, we have come to understand that the title “The Big Gay Prom” may not appeal to all who are [...]

Current Day Evil: Homophobia in America

By Alex Stilson Homophobia causes a myriad of problems for society and for people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, along with their allies. This can be clearly seen throughout the history of our great country. However, it has become a major issue since the middle of the nineteenth century. After World War II many new [...]

A Letter to Youth

Dear New Youth, I am so excited that you came to GAGV! This is a fun and safe place for you to be yourself. You will meet lots of people who are caring and nice and are just like you. This is a huge step that you are taking and many people before you have taken this step and had a great outcome. The first day I came here, I did not come out [...]

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