Lambert House’s Pink Prom 2024 @ All Pilgrims Church

This dance don’t play 🪩

📸: Lambert House

This Top Pick was written on special assignment for The Ticket through the TeenTix Press Corps, a teen arts journalism program run by TeenTix, a youth empowerment and arts access nonprofit organization.

📆 Saturday, May 18th
⏰ 7 – 11 pm | Free hairstyling 3 – 6 pm
🎟 Suggested donation of $10
📍 All Pilgrims Church: 500 Broadway E, Seattle

What does it look like to make space for queer youth? 

Lambert House’s annual Pink Prom, which started in the early ’90s and hasn’t stopped since, does just that. On Saturday, May 18th, LGBTQ+ youth ages 13 to 22 are invited to Pink Prom at All Pilgrims Church for a night of music, dancing, food, and drag performances. Lambert House suggests a donation of $10 per attendee, but they won’t exclude anyone due to lack of funds. 

With a theme of Enchanted Forest, expect this year’s prom-goers to be clad in fairy core: think fairy wings, sparkles, and flowy tulle outfits. Dressing up is not mandatory though—attendees are encouraged to dress how they feel comfortable. Drag queen extraordinaire and local Seattleite Rita LaRue will also perform. This intentionally drug and alcohol-free event provides a safe space for youth who are vulnerable to bullying, discrimination, homelessness, and mental health issues. 

In addition to providing free snacks and sandwiches, Lambert House will raffle an Xbox console and Pleasing (a brand from Harry Styles) nail polish sets. And if you need a prom-worthy hairdo, Lambert has you covered—if you come to All Pilgrims Church between 3 to 6 pm and RSVP to the event, you’re eligible for free hairstyling! From the words of the Pink Prom Planning Committee, “This dance don’t play, it always slay!” Reserve free tickets (and hairstyling appointments) here.

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Daniela Mariz-Frankel

Daniela lives an average life and enjoys Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and anything that’s singing, writing, painting, dancing, film, and other things called art. Daniela writes for The Ticket in partnership with TeenTix.