Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:00 – 8:30pm
Room 418F, 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
Gerard H. Gaskin’s photographs take us inside the culture of house balls, underground events where gay and transgender men and women, mostly African American and Latino, come together to see and be seen. At balls, high-spirited late-night pageants, members of particular “houses” compete for trophies in categories based on costume, attitude, dance moves and “realness.” In this exuberant world of artistry and self-fashioning, people often marginalized for being who they are can flaunt and celebrate their most vibrant, spectacular selves.
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