Among the ball children, there is no greater honorific than 'legendary' a status for which no fixed standard exists. A legend might be a man or a woman or a transgendered person or a butch dyke or a femme queen. A legend might be a brilliant voguer or somebody whose cross-sex impersonations inspire awe. Once attained, legendary status is never revocable. That legends are invisible to the eyes of the larger world causes no great concern at the balls, where they not only live on but... More >>>
By photo: Sylvia Plachy
The Omni-Ultra Ball: Hip hop and R&B has taken a large portion of the scene.