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LGBTQIA+ Youth Prom was a Galactic Success!

On Saturday, June 1, the Montrose Center held its annual LGBTQIA+ Youth Prom, a cherished rite of passage for our community’s youth. More than 150 youth, ages 16-20, joined us for an unforgettable evening. This year’s theme, selected by the youth, was Outer Space, and The Ballroom at Tanglewood was transformed into a celestial wonderland, complete with stars, moons, and intergalactic decorations. The event raised approximately $14,000 for the Prom and for Hatch Youth services!

We couldn’t have asked for better entertainment! A huge thank you to Chloe Knox, Miss Gay Texas America and former Hatch Youth participant, for hosting the event, and to DJ GNDRBNDR for keeping the dance floor alive with impeccable music choices. Congratulations to the rock duo, BlondiLocks, Hatch Youth participants, on a fabulous first performance.

In addition to the youth, we extend a massive shoutout to our amazing volunteers. Over 30 dedicated individuals from Chevron, NASA, members of the Rising Leaders of the Montrose Center, and Hatch Youth peer support group facilitators lent their time and effort to make the event a resounding success. Special thanks to local stylists Cady from Prism Salon and local celebrities Cyn City, Adriana LaRue, and Olivia Delye for lending their talents to ensure our youth looked their best with stunning hair and makeup. Thank you to Justin Bustamante of Transcend Gaming for providing all the equipment and staffing for the Interstellar Arcade Room.

And of course, we are deeply grateful to all our generous sponsors, including The Ballroom at Tanglewood for providing a luxurious new venue, managing the exceptional decor, and offering delicious food for the event! A heartfelt thanks to the Rising Leaders of the Montrose Center for underwriting this year’s LGBTQIA+ Youth Prom. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing team! Your support means the world to us and to the youth we serve.

Want to help local LGBTQ+ youth in need?

Join our team of fundraisers who are spreading the word and encouraging their loved ones to support local LGBTQ+ youth who are experiencing homelessness. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate Pride! To learn more or to get started, please click here.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Prom is Hatch Youth’s biggest annual fundraiser, and it wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of local companies and community members.

Supernova Sponsors
The Ballroom at Tanglewood
Rising Leaders of the Montrose Center

Big Dipper Sponsors
Karen & Evelyn “Bunny” Carlson
Chevron Corporation 
Brian Dupnick
Greystar Healthcare Services, LLC
Paul & Leon Guillory

Little Dipper Sponsors
Buff City Soap
Frederick Shaffer
LGBTQ+ Artists
Brandon Lyssy
Michael’s Cookie Jar
NextGen America
Julia Park
SOSU Transcend Gaming

Asteroid Sponsors
Brandon Billingsley
Jacel Brooks
Clark Caperton
Alden Clark
DJ GndrBndr
Flawless Visibility Inc.
Robby Guthart & BJ Gill
Legacy Community Health
San Juanita-Lopez
Sarah Newberry

Shooting Star Sponsors
Lauren Barrett
Todd Batson
Amber Berchiatta & Kelly Nicholls
Tina Burgos & Lisa Waskom
Mary Alice Cowan
Deborah Dacke
David Decanini
Corey Devine
Ross Gersbach
Michelle Hsia
Ty Hunter
Maria M. Johnson
Angela Moore
Rita Odenheimer
Dean Putterman
Jane Robinson
Paul Roche
Anne Rodgers
Jo Seymour
Melanie Tep

North Star Sponsors
Justin Alexander
Jennifer Aronson
Amber Batson
Janet Binch
Pamela Brantley
Lauren Clay
Zach Deutsch
Grecia Garza
Amelia Gorzycki
Caryn Honig
Rebecca Kelley
Noelia James
Suzanne Jones
Danielle Kriegsman
Wesley Landry
Sam McMillan
Dustin Meuth
Eileen Paz
Argelia Ramirez
Rashmi Saikia-Courault
Clair Serrata
David Shulman
Donald Simon, III
Rebecca Zivley

Photo Gallery

While we can’t share identifying photos of the youth out of respect for their privacy, enjoy these photos of our supporters and volunteers!

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