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Dress For Your Dream Prom — Not By the Gender Rules

Tyler Ford
Colin Gray

These young adults are breaking the prom dress code

Photography by Colin Gray

The American high school institution known as prom is a dilemma for many LGBTQ students: do you conform and try to pretend it's a night to remember or reject it completely. For its new feature, It's Our Prom: A Night to De-Gender, MTV invited 12 young people with diverse gender identities to imagine fantasy looks they'd create for their ideal prom night with the take away message:

Our hope is to spread a message about compassion and inclusion that can be heard from the streets of Lebanon, Ohio, to the gymnasiums of Charlotte, North Carolina: No one deserves to be told what to wear to the party.

SLIDESHOW | Prom Styling Images by Photographer Colin Gray

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