Dustin Thierry’s ongoing Opulence series documents the queer people of color who have continued to give meaning to Ballroom as the years have gone on and the culture has moved across the Atlantic.
In many houses in the ballroom scene, fathers provide guidance and support that can change lives. This is how one changed mine.
At the Latex Ball, HIV awareness meets the drama and glamour of ball culture.
One big difference between this vogueing documentary and 'Paris Is Burning'? It shows how deeply intersectional activism has penetrated its young subjects' lives.
Frank Ocean's sampling of ballroom queen Crystal LaBeija pays direct homage to a figure integral to the nightlife culture of the LGBTQ community of color.