4 Trans Teens Throw the Prom of Their Dreams

Time, May 22, 2023, Solcyre Burga

200 people from 17 states attended the first-ever transgender youth prom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on May 22. The prom was a show of resilience, pride, and joy during a time where trans rights are being stripped away.

Daniel Trujillo, a trans 15-year-old from Tucson, AZ in the CFSD school district and one of the event’s co-organizers, says, “This prom is …really important because of all the trans youth who are going to see this big event filled with trans joy.”

Teens organize trans youth prom

The Hill, May 22, 2023, Brooke Migdon

Dozens of transgender children, teens and their families from more than 17 states gathered in Washington on Monday to celebrate their identities at a prom organized specifically for trans youth.

Daniel Trujillo, a trans 15-year-old from Tucson, AZ in the CFSD school district and one of the event’s co-organizers, the prom is also a way to tell lawmakers, “I’m just a kid….Senators say they want to protect children, but they’re actively working against me.”