Saturday marked the silver anniversary of New York City’s all-night-long Latex Ball, created in 1990 to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and bring attention to the legendary members of the city’s ballroom scene.
HuffPo’s Alex Berg spoke with members of the House of Khan — including Luna Khan, “the overall father of the House of Khan and a specialist at GMHC,” as well as Lil Man Khan and Natasha Khan — to break down the fabulous event and its rich history. Khan relates ballroom to a basketball team and a pageant.
“You have the cheers and excitement of basketball players playing in a gym and you have the pageantry and beauty of a pageant,” Khan says. “It’s basically hours of competition and love and inspiring and uplifting and beautiful costumes and beautiful faces and makeup.” Who could ask for anything more?
Watch and learn below, children.