The Latex Ball® 2023: Music is My Life

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Terminal 5
610 West 56 Street

New York, New York 10019

6pm Doors Open
8pm Show Begins

This event is free and open to all community members 18 years and older!

Due to the tremendous popularity of the Latex Ball, this year we are requiring attendees to register for a free ticket in advance in order to be admitted to the event.

The link to register for a ticket—and more info—is available on The Latex Ball Facebook page

The Latexotica VIP Lounge is back! To claim your spot in the Lounge, visit GMHC’s Testing Center to get tested for HIV, STIs and/or connection to PrEP/PEP services before June 3rd!

Make an appointment and get tested!

GMHC’s Latex Ball® is the oldest annual event of the international House & Ball community.

This year we want to celebrate the different music genres and musical artists who have inspired people and left their mark in the world. For some of us music saved our lives. A song, a lyric or melody can help us through good and bad times, through love, loss, and grief. Music is therapeutic. A study once proved that music has a healing effect. Our favorite song can have a positive, immediate impact on our mental state; the feel-good hormone activates pleasure. We hope to bring that pleasure to you at this ball. 

There is only one Latex Ball® annually hosted by GMHC in New York City! The Latex Ball has celebrated over 30 years of ballroom magic. We cannot forget the purpose of the Latex Ball which is a celebration of life and a tribute to all those we have lost in Ballroom to AIDS-related complications. It is a commitment made in 1993 from GMHC that the Latex Ball and our services are here for the Ballroom community. We cannot forget the hundreds of Ballroom families that once graced the Latex runway. We cannot forget how a Vjuan Allure beat made us feel, we cannot forget how Derrick Xtravaganza moved us with his mesmerizing voguing moves or how Samantha James made us laugh. As we celebrate music as our theme, we also celebrate our ballroom angels. 

Check out The Latex Ball Facebook page!






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