19 Oct Vogue Ball: In honor of National Coming Out Day
To walk and to dance with confidence. Our Vogue Ball was an expression of one of our core beliefs that we, as an organization and as a community, not only feel safe but be celebrated. To walk and dance while the world cheers us on. The Vogue Ball brought in over 230 people, many of which had never been to a Vogue Ball before! As part of the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour we showcased the Vogue competition as a cultural expression of our community. Originating in the 1980’s and rising from the Harlem Ballrooms of the 1960’s, Voguing is a global phenomenon and continues to evolve both stylistically and demographically.
During the Ball youth from around the city and county competed for prizes and trophies in different categories by voguing, an improvisational and highly technical style dance form, on a runway before a panel of judges while being cheered on by the crowd.
Special thank you to Presenting Sponsors White Eagle Hall and Jersey City Theater Center for their partnership and overwhelming support of our LGBTQ community. The incredible atmosphere of the venue elevated those participating and attending. Keep live performance alive by purchasing tickets to their upcoming shows Whiteeaglehalljc.com and jctcenter.org
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors Carepoint Health and Jersey City Medical Center. Thank you to our Silver Sponsors The Jersey City Pride Festival, Nick Grillo for Ward E, and Novus Equities.
And thank you to our Bronze Sponsor UPB Properties. Your support of our community is celebrated and appreciated.
Over 230 people attended. 7 Trophies awarded. Dozens of Youth & Adults competed. Countless lives changed. The Hudson Pride Center is the largest LGBTQ Center in the state and it’s home is right here in Jersey City! After 25 years of service to the community. The Hudson Pride Center is expanding and needs your help! We’re moving into a new location and expanding our services to grow with an ever developing community. Jersey City has the largest LGBTQ population in the state and it is one of the fastest growing mid size cities in the country so it’s time our community center grows along with it. Help support by clicking on the donate button below.