Ever since the UK’s first official Gay Pride in 1972, which feautred Ted Brown’s perfectly obtrusive kiss with another man, the journey for Queer liberation, acceptance and celebration has continued for many decades, and this year is no different with CÎROC hosting the first annual ‘CÎROC Iconic Ball’, in what is sure to be a dazzlingly daring display of pure unadulterated Queer joy and dance.
The event will be held on Thursday the 30th of June at Koko in Camden London, in aid of Not A Phase Charity, who works in upholding and supporting Transgender and Gender Non Conforming communities with the creation of safe spaces.
We will be sure to see CÎROC pushing the most flamboyant and joyful parts of the LGBT+ community by combining US and British Queer culture, highlighted with a Ballroom competition styled event. Five Houses with their beloved and acclaimed House Mothers; Sinia Alaïa, Devine Gucci, Stasha Sanchez Garcon, Jusss Kelly and Gorgeous Lola Gucci will compete in five different categories reminiscent of the five major movements over the last five decades in the pride movement.
The ball will be hosted by the renowned writer and producer of POSE and Legendary, Jack Mizrahi, a ballroom veteran and co-hosted by Jonny Woo and Shon Faye. Honouring living queer icons such as Ted Brown, who marched and protested in 1972 so that the British Queer community could death-drop and vogue, DJ Ritu globetrotting and revolutionary broadcaster and Vicky Lee founder of The Way Out Club, London’s most prominent Transgender nightclub, throughout the night. The night’s playlist will be served by the impactful DJ Biggy C, who is known for playing at LGBT+ clubs.
Conor Brown, CÎROC Brand Manager was quoted stating that: “CÎROC is an iconic brand that celebrates iconic moments”, and that they will be doing so at this event.
The celebration and bout of friendly competition will see the winning House awarded a one-of-a-kind CÎROC Ball Trophy Bottle, designed by Matty Bovan. With many prominent faces who are famed within not just the LGBT+ communities history but have made a name for themselves all around the nation with honing their crafts and giving back to their community.
CÎROC’s Inaugural ‘Iconic Ball’, will see a multitude of generations of living Queer icons in one room together as one community. Which is sure to be one that elicits a sense of togetherness and eccentric jubilee!
Tickets for the event are free and are available to purchase here: https://www.ciroc.com/en-row/iconic.
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