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UIS to hold annual Alternative Prom

April 25, 2008

Contact: Jimmy Brower, 217/299-1258, jimmy.brower@gmail.com

SPRINGFIELD – The Queer-Straight Alliance at the University of Illinois at Springfield will host its annual Alternative Prom from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, in the Student Center, located on the east side of the UIS campus.

Based on the theme "rockOUT," this year's event will feature Hollywood glitz and glamour.

The event is open to all lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, and questioning youth and their allies in the area and is presented as an opportunity for LGBTQ youth to express themselves while having a good time with friends in a safe environment.

One student ID (from a high school or university) will admit the holder and up to four guests. A king and queen will be chosen, door prizes will be awarded, and refreshments will be available. Some of the area's top drag performance artists will also perform.

For more information, contact Jimmy Brower at 217/299-1258 or e-mail qsa@uis.edu.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelor's, 20 master's, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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