Phelix curated a super special tribute to queer icons & the legendary Ballroom Voguing scene of the late 80’s/early 90’s, that helped paved the way for so much of present day pop culture! She wants to pay homage to the Black & LatinX trans/queer folx that came before us, & fought tirelessly to bring us to a point where an event like this is even possible!
Their influence often times goes unseen (& definitely uncompensated) in comparison to the big machine of YT capitalism that’s overtaken most forms of LGBT representation.
TIL THE PHUCKIN’ WORLD ENDS
will be an all day celebration of the revolutionary contributions the queer community have made in our society, as well as highlighting the continued conversations of diversity & inclusivity we’re still having today! It started with brick, & we’re still building!
Join us June 26th for live DJ sets, interactive art installations, food, vendors, drink specials, drag queens, & vogue performances! Y’all know she ain’t come to play, she came to slay! Our presence will be felt! We’re here, we’re queer, & we ain’t going nowhere (no literally FUCK that place) TIL THE PHUCKIN’ WORLD ENDS! #loveislove
What is Ballroom?
Ballroom is traditionally a Black and Latinx underground LGBTQ+ subculture that originated in New York City, in which people "walk" (i.e., compete) for trophies, prizes, and glory at events known as balls. Ball culture consists of events that mix performance, dance, lip-syncing, and modeling. Events are divided into various categories, and participants "walk" for prizes and trophies. As a countercultural phenomenon, ball culture is rooted in necessity and defiance. Beginning in the late nineteenth century, members of the underground LGBTQ+ community in large cities began to organize masquerade balls known as "drags" in defiance of laws which banned individuals from wearing clothes associated with the opposite gender.
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Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos
Michelle Michellyn Ramos Vargas
Art by Kendal Blake