Five Artists Tell Us About the Lasting Influence of 'Paris Is Burning’ 25 Years Later

Cakes Da Killa, Ghibli, and more on how Jennie Livingston's 1991 ballroom documentary impacted pop culture and LGBTQ communities.


There's Finally a Documentary that Captures Today's Thriving Ballroom Scene In All its Complexity

We spoke to the creators of 'Kiki' about spending four years documenting the struggles and triumphs of NYC's vogue performers.


Finally, Spontaneous Dancing Is No Longer Illegal in Sweden

The 1970s ban on dancing without a permit is lifted: the Swedish people are free to be a slave to the rhythm once more.


Kia Labeija's Firsthand Account of Growing Up HIV+

The artist shares her essay 'Eleven' titled after the 11th anniversary of her mother's passing.


The Ballroom Pentecostal Video Art Church of Minister Akins

Be exalted in the name of all that is gospel, techno, vogue, and GIF art.


Bizarre and Beautiful Photos from New York’s Biggest Vogue Ball

The Latex Ball's 25th anniversary proves that ballroom culture is still thriving if you know where to look.


Power in the Crisis: Kia LaBeija's Radical Art as a 25 Year Old, HIV Positive Woman of Color

Kia Labeija was born HIV positive to an untested mother. Twenty-six years later, she's thriving as a dancer, visual artist, and advocate for the unseen victims of the ongoing HIV crisis.


Vancouver is Raining: A Ballroom Oasis in Voguing’s Wild West

On Canada's west coast, ball culture is having a moment.


French Drag Queen Dance Battles

Voguing is an urban dance inspired by model poses in the pages of Vogue, where dancers gather to compete in Voguing "battles." Following its creation in 1980s New York, the movement has spread to France, thanks to the success of singers like...



The world of underground drag queen voguing battles.