The Ballroom scene as we know it today is a network of
minority GLBTQQI people starting in the late 1960s
which dawned the name Harlem Drag Balls.
(Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender,
Queer, Questioning, & Intersex)
Participants "walk" the runway to compete in a
specific category like Face, Realness, Runway, Fashion,
Vogue, Performance, Body, and Bizarre.
Mostly non-heterosexual individuals
battle eachother in nonviolent combat to win
pride, trophies, and sometimes cash.
Definitions 1 Ball 03-18-06
Ball thrown by North Carolina Ballroom Council in Charlotte, NC.