August 4, 2021

Moka Bellaire

The Fashion & Shopping Universe

How 19th-Century Drag Balls Evolved into Residence Balls, Birthplace of Voguing

8 min read

In the early 1970s, Black and Latinx homosexual, trans and queer people developed a flourishing subculture in property balls, wherever they could categorical them selves freely and uncover acceptance in a marginalized neighborhood. It was right here wherever the globe of drag pageantry, which usually favored white contestants, developed into competitions that spanned a selection of types, like “vogue” battles. All these occasions can trace their origins as far again as the late 1800s.

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