As the quintessential saying goes:
“We’re not going to be shady, just FIERCE!”
A ball is an interactive event that embraces all kinds of men, women and those “in-between” by encouraging them to throw self-consciousness and self-esteem issues out the window and walk the runway with Pride. Be it a Banjee Boy a Butch Queen in Drag or a post-op Tranny. The ballroom means different things to different people but one thing it has done is to bring marginalized people together under one roof. It is not secret that for many of us this culture was one of the major shaping forces in our lives.
The mission of this ball is to share the sense of self that can be achieved when living out your fantasies in front of your peers. We aim serve the Children of San Francisco a little bit of Realness and a whole lot of Love.
This mini-ball will be sweeter and lighter than the old-school NYC balls. We will be featuring Unity and not Division within our Community. This ball is about the Virgins, letting them serve, walk, work and let go! There will be no chopping and no “celebrity judges”. The winners will be chosen by audience response. If you have walked a ball in the 80’s or 90’s you will not qualify to win any categories at this function. You will still be encouraged to walk and SHOWCASE your style and inspire the next Generations while giving tribute to our Deep History.
Here are a few definitions (for the Virgins):
Butch Queen – Gay Male (regardless of where he considers himself of the masculine scale)
Man – Straight Man
Femme Queen – No trace of Maleness (post or pre-op)
Woman – Born with a Vagina
Below are the categories for this ball:
Butch Queen / Man Realness
Executive Man vs. Leather Daddy vs. Circuit Boy vs Banjee Boy vs. Muscle man vs. Model
Femme Queen / Real Woman Realness
Futuristic Dominatrix vs. China Doll vs. School Girl vs Teacher vs.Vixen vs Power Exec
Femme Queen /Butch Queen/Real Women in Drag
Give a performance (usually lip-synched) of a famous female figure
Judged on participants’ creativity to design a costume
Butch Queen /Femme Queen /Real Woman Runway
Vogue (all ways)
Open To All Performance: Performance of choice (vogue, dance, sing, etc)