HIV/AIDS stigma is getting a CHOP! MORPH & Southern Fried Queer Pride are happy to bring you the "Chop The Stigma" Kiki Ball, happening on Friday, August 23rd at The Mammal Gallery (at the MET Atlanta) Featuring Byrell The Great of Qween Beat! All in collaboration with Living Walls, the City Speaks' #StartTalkingStopHIV campaign!
A "Kiki", by definition, is a low-key function, including dancing and friendly competition – always fun, never too serious. The Kiki scene is focused heavily on community, and events are often run by up-and-comers. Members of the ballroom community use Kiki balls to practice for the mainstream balls but also form smaller houses and balls within, allowing younger performers to harness their craft in a smaller setting.
The categories are:
- Present a misconception about HIV/AIDS then hit the runway.
- Name an HIV/AIDS resource then hit the floor.
OTA Runway - $75
- Bring a prop that represents chopping the stigma of HIV/AIDS.
Tag Team Performance - $200
- Legends and Virgins. Each team must wear one solid color showing unity.
OTA Realness - $50
OTA Face - $50
OTA Performance - $50
- Show us your heart! Display a heart on your clothes to represent love for all.
The Mammal Gallery at the MET Atlanta is located at 680 Murphy Avenue SW Atlanta, GA 30310. Parking is free at the venue. We highly suggest taking Lyft or Uber. The West End MARTA Station is across the street.
Club Morph is a black-owned creative agency crafting experience and sound since 2016.
Southern Fried Queer Pride is a QTPoC-led queer and trans, arts & advocacy organization and festival based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of the Stonewall Riots, MondoHomo, queer liberation, and the radical celebration of Southern queers, SFQP offers a platform for community artists, activists, and anyone and everyone to hold space!
Presented by Club Morph & Southern Fried Queer Pride.
This is an all ages event.