A VALENTINE’S GAY DANCE PARTY
The LGBT Community Center welcomes you to a Valentine’s Day dance party to celebrate all forms of love—romantic or platonic, between friends and chosen family, and for ourselves. Reinvent yourself on the dance floor and enter our portal for queer abundance and belonging. All LGBTQ+ and allied youth ages 13-22 are welcome to join us on this magical evening.
There will be food, free giveaways, MetroCards provided, a game room, photo booth station, drag performances by Constance, beats by DJ MUSE(O)FIRE, and a button-making art station generously provided by The Whitney Museum. The Center’s HIV/AIDS and case management teams will also give out resources, HIV test kits, gift cards, referrals, and housing support.
Connect with us on social media, and for an opportunity to be featured on The Center’s own channels, by using the hashtag #ValentinesGay.
Friday, February 10, 2023
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Learn about our DJ & Drag Performer of this magical evening!
MUSE(O)FIRE (they, them) is a DMV-born, Atlanta-based interdisciplinary artist and DJ with a love for booty-shaking beats and music that gets your body moving. As a DJ, Muse blends genres of the African diaspora from Baltimore club to Baile Funke seamlessly. Their infectious smile and energy will lift your spirits and command you to the dance floor. Muse has played venues like NoBar, Mood Ring, H0l0, MOCADA, Basquiat’s Bottle, Starr Bar, 3 Dollar Bill, Starr Bar, and Cafe Erzulie.
Isaiah Latimer AKA Constance is a superhero of her own fantasy. Growing up in a chaotic world, Constance discovered The Center’s Youth program at a young age where she had a lace front in one hand, and a makeup brush in another. She learned to trust the process In life, to always be kind and humble, and to always show up for others. At a young age, Constance didn’t realize how much hard work and dedication it would take to make art. However, art has saved her life through some of her darkest moments. Being an artist has led her to travel to various places, meet amazing people, but mostly to find the beauty within herself. At the age of 25, Constance is still learning and growing, but being a Center Youth alum has granted her the ability to feel her self worth and confidence.