Saturday, July 30, 2016
GMHC 26th Annual Latex Ball
It was a proud, emotional and thrilling time at the 26th annual Latex Ball held at the grand ballroom at Terminal 5 at 610 West 56th Street in Mid-town Manhattan, New York City on July 30, 2016. The event was sponsored and created by GMHC to raise funds and bring awareness to AIDS and HIV. The Latex Ball was built from ballroom traditions: love, family, respect and support. It’s important for the new generation to know that in the late 1980s, members of the ballroom scene came together to help GMHC bring HIV and AIDS awareness, as we were among communities’ hardest hit by HIV and AIDS. One of these projects became the annual House of Latex Ball. After 26 great years together, we look to bring the essence of why the Latex Ball was initially created. We reflect and celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost in the fight against HIV and AIDS. We brought together community, awareness, testing and information.