STRIKE A POSE: Voguing and Chosen Family Within the Queer Community

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Friday, November 8, 2019
7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: Free with museum admission.
Description: A forum to explore communities that were formed around the voguing scene as well as the concept of chosen family within the LGBTQIA+ communities within Worcester. Born from the nightlife of 1960s New York, vogue has been in symbiosis with the queer Latino and African American ballroom scene. Due to its popularization in the 1990s, mainly through Jennie Livingstons Paris is Burning (1990) and Madonnas Vogue (1990), the practice of voguing and the scene have moved from the margins to a mainstream site of visibility and have been established as a celebration tradition in LGBTQIA+ communities worldwide. LGBTQ+ exhibit open prior to program from 5-7PM.
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Phone: 508-753-8278
Entered by: Worcester Historical Museum

Created: October 21, 2019 at 3:04 PM
Last Modified: October 23, 2019 at 12:45 PM

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