The prom, organized by the coalition, was intended to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth a prom in which they felt safe to be themselves.
"It was very successful," Sheffield said. "We had a great turnout."
Itawamba AHS senior Constance McMillen and Wesson Attendance Center senior Ceara Sturgis both attended. McMillen had sued her school to be able to attend prom with a female date and to wear a tuxedo.
Sturgis was left out of her high school yearbook after she wore a tuxedo for her picture.