Teen Social Events

Skate Night 2023Throughout the year, Wilco Iris hosts social events open to all LGBTQIA+ and allied high school students. These events provide a safe place for students to meet other queer teens, have fun, and be their authentic selves in an accepting and affirming environment. Student safety is our number one priority. Event locations are never posted publicly, photos are never taken without the attendees’ permission, and all adult volunteers have been trained and background checked. Follow us on Instagram for event announcements. Some past events include:

  • Tie-Dye in the Park
  • Pumpkin Painting Party
  • Friendsgiving Feast
  • White Elephant Gift Exchange
  • Skate Night
  • Coffee Shop Get-Togethers
  • Yoga/Mindfulness

Wilco Iris Prom

Each spring Wilco Iris puts on an LGBTQIA+ friendly prom for area teens. This prom serves as an alternative event for students who are marginalized and isolated from attending their own high school prom and offers an environment where they are affirmed, accepted, and loved for being exactly themselves.

Prom 2022 (7)Pulling off this event is a HUGE undertaking, and every single hour of work is performed by our amazing student leaders and adult volunteers who receive absolutely no monetary compensation for their time and effort. Local businesses and citizens provide support in the form of monetary and in-kind donations.

On April 3rd, 2022, Wilco Iris presented R!OT, Williamson County’s first alternative prom for LGBTQIA+ teens and allies, with over 75 students in attendance. The first Pride was a riot, and our first prom honored those that paved the way for us with themed decor and photo ops in tribute to the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a monumental moment in LGBTQ history. R!OT was even featured in the Tennessean newspaper; click HERE to view the article.

Our 2nd annual prom, Masquerade, took place on March 4th, 2023. Masquerade had over 90 students in attendance and featured elegant black and gold decor, with students being invited to wear any mask of their choosing. This prom also featured a very special Memorial Wall, lovingly planned by our Student Leadership Council. With dozens of photos and bios of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and queer individuals whose lives were lost too soon, this tribute reminded us that we don’t just celebrate for the future, but we also celebrate for those who no longer can.

Spooky Soiree, our 3rd annual queer prom, was held on March 2nd, 2024. Surrounded by elaborate spooky decor, including a 12 foot skeleton, prom attendees danced the night away to music spun by Nashville’s DJ Seizure. An elaborate spread of food from our amazing community partners was accompanied by vibrantly colored mocktails with names such as Zombie Juice and The Witch’s Eye. Once again, Wilco Iris student leaders presented a Memorial Wall in tribute to transgender, gender-nonconforming, and queer individuals who we lost this past year, and attendees were invite to remember and celebrate those lost lives by leaving notes of love.

Community Events

Franklin Pride 2023In partnership with other local organizations such as PFLAG, Franklin Pride, and One Willco, we also provide support and participation to larger community events such as:

Adult Events

In addition to our adult task force meetings, Wilco Iris occasionally holds events for our adult leaders, parents of queer youth, community members, and prospective volunteers to socialize, learn more about our organization, and support one another. Please follow us on Instagram to stay informed about future events.

Event Photos

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