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Back to School Ball: FUNraiser for the Transgender Emergency Fund
September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 9:00 pm$15
Come celebrate the Boston-based Ball scene & fundraise for the Transgender Emergency Fund. All are welcome!
All ticket proceeds go to the Transgender Emergency Fund, helping low-income trans individuals in Massachusetts since 2008.
Hosted by The Legendary Athena Mona Lisa
Commentators of Evening: Icon Snookie Juicy & Icon Tarik Ohana
DJ Of the Night: DJ Ignite OldNavy
What is a Ball?
A “Ball” or an event that is marketed to the “ballroom community” is a dance party with competitions in which participants are judged and awarded prizes based on dance or “voguing” skills, costume or “effects,” and overall performance. Balls as we’ve come to know them today began in Harlem in the 1960s as a primarily Black and Latino/Hispanic countercultural expression of gender variance and performance. Boston’s ballroom community began in the early 1990’s and was initially driven by members of New York groups, but has since grown into a thriving Boston community with an identity all its own.
Email Athena at email@example.com if you’re interested in participating. Email Sasha at Sasha@MassNOW.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.