Platinum Pride Ball: Beyoncé
Sat Jun 10 2023 at 02:00 pm to 09:00 pm
1305 Dundas St W | Toronto, ON
About this Event
This event is not affiliated with Beyoncé or Parkwood Entertainment.
Please do not be alarmed, remain calm. Do not attempt to leave the runway. FUNCTION welcomes you to the very first Platinum Pride Ball, an annual ball celebrating the world’s most decorated music icons. In honour of Ballroom’s monumental influence on Renaissance, we’re kicking it off with a tribute to the Queen herself, the girl that rocks diamonds on her neck and diamonds on her records, the female version of a hustla, today’s greatest entertainer, Beyoncé—featuring Icon Kevin JZ Prodigy (Philadelphia, PA) and Father Bambam Siriano on the mic, DJ Karim Olen Ash, and Legendary guest judge Malik Miyake-Mugler Juicy Couture (New York City, NY). Exceptionally for the first year, this is a Kiki ball.
With many thanks to Gilead Sciences, Maggie's Toronto, and Jems for their support.
Doors at 2 PM. LSS at 3 PM.
FUNCTION is a platform for Ballroom-first culture, stories, and events, based in Toronto. Through our work, we focus on uplifting BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ voices and highlighting Canadian Ballroom talent. Since our launch in April 2022, we’ve worked with 17 partners, awarded over C$39,000 to community members, engaged 15 local and international artists, and distributed hundreds of free HIV self-testing kits, condoms, and other harm reduction supplies, leaning on local nonprofit organizations.
Founded in 1986, Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project is one of Canada's oldest sex worker justice organizations serving sex workers across Toronto and the GTA. Maggie’s offers a wide range of programs and services targeting marginalized and underserved communities—participating in anti-poverty organizing, racial justice work challenging police violence, 2SLGBTQ+ liberation work, Indigenous sovereignty and outreach efforts, harm reduction work, and more.
Decades of scientific innovation, community partnership and public health advocacy transformed HIV from an inevitably fatal disease to one that for many can be well controlled and prevented. And we must go further. To do this we will continue to champion innovations, programs and partnerships that support the long-term wellness of all people impacted by HIV until we eliminate the virus from the world. Together, we can end the epidemic for everyone, everywhere.
Jems is a condom and platform for sexual education. Jems condoms are designed for all identities, changing the way we relate to and perceive condom use—it’s one of the many reasons we love them. With their ultra-thin condoms made of natural latex, 100% silicone lube, and nothing more, we know you’ll love them too!
All categories call for an iconic Beyoncé-inspired look. Think performances, album visuals, music videos, award shows, and red-carpet moments. No Ivy Park. You must bring a photo reference for the judges. One trophy and $250 cash per category.
Tag Team Body
House with the Most Points $1000
Getting 10s will count as 1 point.
Winning a battle will count as 2 points.
Winning the final battle will count as 5 points.
007’s can decide to donate their points to the house of their choice.
All cash prizes are in Canadian dollars.
For media inquiries, please get in touch with us via email at [email protected]
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact Aura or Tamar.
We wish to acknowledge the land on which we will be meeting for the Platinum Pride Ball. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are grateful for the opportunity to host this event on this land. If you identify as a member of any of these groups, please get in touch with us at [email protected] by May 31st, and we’ll be more than happy to offer you a discounted ticket.
Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed, and footage may be used for marketing, social, and archival purposes. By attending, guests hereby grant Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project and FUNCTION 10 Inc. a limited license to use their name, likeness, image, voice, video, performance, biographical and other information in any format whatsoever, and to distribute, broadcast and exhibit these without charge, restriction or liability.
Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project and FUNCTION 10 Inc. (“Event Organizers”) accept no responsibility whatsoever for any property brought to the Premises by any guests or participants, and will have no liability for any loss, damage, or destruction of property. Participants understand and acknowledge the risks and dangers associated with participation in the Platinum Pride Ball (“Event”) and related activities, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness and disease, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life; contact with other participants, spectators, or objects; participants of varying skill levels; situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers; and other undefined, not readily foreseeable and presently unknown risks and dangers (“Risks”). Participants hereby expressly assume all such Risks and responsibility for any damages, liabilities, losses or expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the Event.
Where is it happening?1305 Dundas St W, 1305 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Canada
CAD 20.00 to CAD 40.00