Jun 23 to 26, 2019
House of Yes, Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Venus Cuffs and House of Yes present
S & M Ball: World Pride
Celebrating World Pride Walking in Leather.
The S&M Ball pays homage to the two worlds that shaped Venus Cuffs. The BDSM culture and the underground ballroom community. The leather, latex, whips, chains. The chanting, dance, culture, community. This is an opportunity to celebrate us. World Pride is among us club children. The lights are set. The music is going. The time is now. Hit the dance floor and show this panel what you got. Join us for the S&M Ball, as we welcome World Pride and mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and 50+ years of LGBTQ+ liberation.
Master of Ceremonies: The Voice Icon Snookie Juicy Couture
Master Of Sound: Byrell The Great Juicy Couture
House of Yes
There will be an Elevated Runway
House Tables are paid for with your admission.
Categories for the Ball:
1) LEGENDARY PERFORMANCE
Presented By Legendary Founder Overall Father Dicki Destruction AriZona.
Bring It As The Infamous Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman Portrayed By Michelle Pfeiffer In The 1992 Motion Picture "Batman Returns". DONT FORGET YOUR CLAWS AND WHIP.
2) OTA Face
Leather, Lace & A beautiful face.
Presented By NYC MOTHER NICKI JUICY COUTURE. $300
At this brothel only thing you're selling is FACE!!!! In Leather&Lace or 1 of the given fabrics of ur choice show us why you're FACE ALWAYS SEALS THE DEAL.
2) Tag Team Big Girls Performance
Presented by Founding Mother Octavia Dior.
" Double The Fun , Double The Pleasure "
Tonight you and your partner is asked to bring it in Latex OR Vinyl IDENTICAL Looks SHOES DO NOT COUNT . Big Girls Performance is a category they don't have often because not many walk; the last big boy to have won was Father Mason Dior! Tonight Who Will Be Crowned??? Skin MUST BE SHOWN . For Automatic 10s Bring Us A CREATIVE Poster to end the stigma around HIV/AIDS.
3) OTA Performance
Pay Homage- In the name of...
Presented by Domina Venus Cuffs
Trans women of color are the backbone of the LGBT community. Neither the stonewall riots nor Ballroom would exist without Transwomen. (That is not up for debate). They are the Mothers defending us, paving the way, and consistently creating language and art we all enjoy to this day. Transwomen deserve to be protected at all costs, celebrated daily, and acknowledged for the role they play daily in our community as opposed to little thanks or appreciation for what they do currently. To get your tens, Bring it with a poster dedicated to a Transwoman who is currently paving the way for others in the Kiki scene. Then, bring it like them and pay homage to her legacy on the floor. In the name of...
4) Realness With a twist Presented By JelaniTime
Sadomasochism is the act of giving or receiving pleasure from the act of inflicting pain. Are you a Sadist or a Masochist? You Tell us, Sadist bring it in a red latex or leather look. Masochist in white latex or leather. *Sadist must battle Masochist* TAP THE BITCH YOU DONT SEE!
5) OTA Sex Siren Presented by Venus Cuffs
"Submission is a gift." $300
You are submissive to a wonderful Dominant who likes their submissives in high heels and slutty lingerie. He called you to arrive at his private dungeon in a jacket with lingerie on underneath and give him a sexy little dance before you ties you up to fuck you. In Pink or White, Bring his fantasy to life.
Make. The. Judges. Know. It.
6) Skin out. Twerk it.
Presented by Domina Venus Cuffs.
"DJ... Drop that fucking beat."
You better Twerk like someone stole your last $5 from you and you need to get it back by shaking your ass. Tonight is your chance to be a whore on the dance floor. Best moves win.
7) World PRIDE• For Us by Us
CATEGORY TO BE ANNOUNCED THE DAY Of.
It's a Ki. Remember that.
8) There will be random safe sex Questions throughout the night. Answer the question correctly and win random prizes.
$10 Advance / $15 At The Door.
::::: BALL CULTURE :::::
Balls are an intentional space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalized black and Latino queer communities. If you are not from this community - if you are not familiar with the norms of this culture - please be mindful of the space you take up. Do not push to the front to take photos or videos, and do not stand in the way of dancers. If you would like to participate, make sure you understand completely what each category means before entering. If you are an ally or a spectator of this culture, the best way you can show your support is by buying drinks at the bar. By patronizing the bar, you make it possible for our venue to continue providing space to events like this.
::::: ABOUT VENUS CUFFS :::::
Venus Cuffs is a seasoned Dominatrix, Consent Ocean, Cuddle Muffin, and Party Promoter. She found the ballroom community at age 15 as a homeless Queer youth going to HMI for Kiki Lounge. She walked face in the Kiki Scene under the house of McQueen (her first house) and fell in love with Ballroom. Her LGBT peers quickly became family and Ballroom was a safe haven they called home. Now at 27, Venus has her own torture chamber of excitement and lust. She no longer walks face but instead chooses to provide space, be a quiet sponsor, and uplift the ballroom and BDSM community. She has appeared and collaborated with Angela Yee's Lip service, VH1, The New York Post, and Jessamyn Stanley. She has also been a consultant for VH1, HBO, and Viceland.
::::::: CONSENT POLICY :::::::
Behave with beauty, connect with intention. We are obsessed with Consent. Always ASK before touching anyone in our House. If someone is violating your boundaries or harassing you, please speak to a security guard or any staff member. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment. If you feel something, say something, and we will help. Questions about consent culture at House of Yes? Let us know: email@example.com.
::::::: COMMUNITY & ACCESSIBILITY :::::::
This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other form of discrimination will not be tolerated at our House. All restrooms in our venue are gender neutral. Everyone is free to use the restroom that best fits their gender identity or expression. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Strobe lights are used during performances and parties.
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