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Vogue: Not Madonna's Dance

Janet Upadhye | Posted 08.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Janet Upadhye

By most historical accounts, vogue was first danced by black drag queens in Harlem. Admiring the rich and glamorous white women they saw strutting down Fifth Avenue and posing as models in the magazines, drag queens would emulate those women in the nightclubs.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Beyond Voguing: 'Paris Is Burning' Ball Scene Offers New Insight In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Black Voices

"A house? Let's see if we can put it down sharply. They're family," Dorian Corey says, 25 minutes into the iconic 1990 film "Paris Is Burning." "This ...