Walk it OUT at Denver is Burning!

March 29, 2013 | 4:29 pm

And the category is…

Denver is Burning is a “periodic queer community dance party,” according to co-founder Lena Leyva. Hosted every month or two, the all-inclusive, safe space party encourages Denver’s fieriest and finest to throw all notions of the gender binary aside, put on their most fabulous frocks, and get out to vogue, dance, and strut the night away.

Though the group’s name is an obvious homage to the iconic documentary Paris is Burning, an exploration of New York City’s drag ball scene in the 1980s, Denver is Burning prefers not to be referred to as a “ball event.”

“We’re now trying to move past appropriation of the term ‘Drag Ball’ or ‘Vogue Ball’  and push it towards something intrinsicly Denver that represents the queer folk here,” said Jared, another one of the events organizers.

Still, DiB strives to celebrate the creativity, diversity, and beauty of its participants through walk-offs at each event. Every DiB has a theme, and any attendee is allowed to dress for it and show off their fabulous selves!

Describing the themes as totally “tongue-in-cheek,” the upcoming Denver is Burning party’s themes (or “categories”) include “Easter Egg Huntiness, Papal Prestige, Virgin Realness, Most Original Sin, and Walk of Shame.” (Virgin Realness may mean no change of clothes for the following Easter Sunday morning’s church services… your hangover will thank you.)


Saturday, March 30th. 9 PM.


The Compound Basix

145 Broadway


Fierce drag queens, charming Kings, creative gender f*ckers, and those elsewhere and between, AFAB girls who know how to move, AMAB dudes with attitude, and anyone (… 21 and up, of course…) who is down to throw strict ideas of gender and sexuality by the wayside and party the night a way in a loving, fun, unified space!

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For more information, please visit the Denver is Burning event page.


One Response to “Walk it OUT at Denver is Burning!”

  1. Rhapsody Rhines
    July 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    I’m the outreach coordinator for the University of Colorado Boulder’s Queer People of Color chapter and I’ve been trying to think of ideas on how to get voguing to the University and I was wondering if there was anyone I could talk to about maybe making an event like this happen at CU?
    Thank you so much!

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