With categories including Urban Street Wear, Transman Face and Prettyboy Realness, performers in the black gay ballroom scene worked their best moves for a panel of tough judges and even tougher crowd on Sunday.
The competition came as part of the 2nd Annual Youth Ballroom Awards from Evolution Project, an effort to recognize up-and-coming talent in the ballroom culture. Think glam mixed with pop culture splashed with some real-world, Atlanta twists. Or just watch “Paris Is Burning.”
The event unfolded at XS Ultra Lounge, which is a popular spot for black gay nightlife events. Evolution Project is a community center for black gay men ages 18-28. The agency, an AID Atlanta effort, recently got soaking wet with its Get Em’ Wet Luau (photos).
You've got issues. No, not that kind. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes this crop of queer equality struggles that still need resolving as voters go to the polls in 2018. READ MORE »
A cabaret is coming to Midtown, and Ten undergoes a transformation for the occasion. For one night, the bar turns into aa cabaret club setting for Matt Brooker’s official solo debut. READ MORE »
The thrill of office-party hookups, interoffice flirting and longterm secret affairs between coworkers is gone when the jig is up, or the participants realize they don't see eye to eye on what's happening. READ MORE »
Atlanta United is recognizing its diverse fanbase with Unity Night during its June 24 match against Portland, with the team's LGBTQ fan group preparing for a big celebration. READ MORE »
In a world where queer-identified people are under attack in every arena — be it in the courts, in state Capitols, in Congress, in the workplace and more — LGBTQ representation matters now more than ever. READ MORE »