Kiki Kinship

Ball Culture Film and Discussion Series

Presented by Penn's LGBT Center. Cosponsored by the Wolf Humanities Center. 

Since beginning underground in the 1960s, Queer Black and Latinx ball communities have grown to become a safe space for queer youth of color to express themselves freely and have a sense of belonging. In the age of Pose and RuPaul’s Drag Race, how does kinship thrive in ball and house communities, and who tells these stories?

A discussion with Philadelphia house and ball community legend Michael Melvin concludes the series.

Film still from Kiki