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3:00 pm EST
October 1, 2023

Brooklyn Law School Moot Courtroom, 250 Joralemon St

250 Joralemon Street Brooklyn NY 11201 United States

Non-Fiction

Drag, Ballroom, and Cultural Consciousness

Drag and ballroom have long been fierce art forms, vehicles of self-expression, rebellion, celebration, and love. On this panel, authors Charles Busch (Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy), Elyssa Goodman (Glitter and Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City), and Ricky Tucker (And the Category Is: Inside New York’s Vogue, House, and Ballroom Community) consider the roles drag and ballroom play culturally and in their work, drawing on both historical and personal experiences to shed light on these most radiant and resilient art forms—in a time when drag and ballroom have faced challenges from mainstream society. Moderated by freelance writer, Mikelle Street.

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