Celebrating our first ever LGBT Prom King and Queen!
At The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) we celebrated the end of term as usual with our summer Prom and, as with previous years, our students got to vote for who they wanted to be crowned Prom King and Queen. But this year there was a difference, Prom King was awarded to female student Maisy McAdam and Prom Queen was awarded to male student Mikey Adams.
Maisy and Mikey wanted to make a stand to raise awareness of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community and were thrilled that their fellow students supported their efforts by voting for them to be crowned Prom King and Queen. The date of Prom, Wednesday 29 June 2016, was also the night of Mikey’s 18th birthday and as he stood on stage, wearing a pink shirt and tiara his classmates sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to mark the end of his two years at RNC.
RNC Principal Mark Fisher added “The Prom was a fantastic event and a celebration of the successful year we have had, I was so proud to see that the students voted for Maisy and Mikey; it goes to show the love, support and respect the students have for each other.” This was a perfect demonstration of why RNC was awarded sixth place in the National Diversity Index for best EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) practice earlier this year.
Article written by Bik Lee, Digital Media Officer at RNC