Love is The Message: World AIDS Day Celebration
Wednesday 5:00 PM - Friday 10:00 PM EST
Join via zoom. Link will be sent closer to event date.
Join BU Wellness Network for a World AIDS Day Celebration like no other. This year we are hosting 3 events: Our Voices screening, Legends Dinner, and virtual celebration and fundraiser. The virtual celebration will feature Love Is The Message: The Ultimate Ballroom House Competition, presented in a way that has never been done before. This event will be L-E-G-E-N-D-A-R-Y!
The House and Ball Community (aka the ballroom scene) is a national subculture of Black and Latinx LGBTQ youth and adults. Evolving from Harlem drag balls throughout the Harlem Renaissance (1920s), the House and Ball Community provides a platform, which celebrates all forms of gender and sexual expression. The HBC also provides many queer youth and adults with a chosen kinship structure through which collective impact, resiliency, and vital resources are obtained. Balls are extravagant and competitive social events co-organized by houses in the community. During balls, houses compete in a variety of artistic categories towards the goal of visibility and cultural production. Ballroom has always been a Mecca for HIV Prevention and Education as well as a safe haven for those living with HIV to go and express themselves artistically without the judgment of the outside world.
This event series raises awareness and support for BU Wellness Network's impactful programs and features a virtual ball with judges from all over the world!
Statement and Legend tickets must be purchased by November 19th to receive watch party kits in advance of the December 3rd virtual event. Limited quantities are available.
Have questions or interested in a sponsorship? Opportunities are available for individuals and organizations of all sizes. Email [email protected] for more information.