Harlem’s voguing battles may have started in the 1970s, named after Vogue magazine, but ballroom culture dates back to the 1800s with drag pageantry.

Opinion: New York City, Madonna, Vogue, and Black, Brown, LGBTQ+ community ball culture covers a brief history of the dance craze made famous by Madonna’s 1990s hit Vogue.

The article also gives you an introduction to some of the main characters in POSE, a popular FX TV Show that portray life in a fictional 1980s Harlem ballroom.

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Karen Madej

Karen Madej

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