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GMHC and HIV Equal Present: "War of the Roses" Ball, Feb. 11th


GMHC and HIV Equal Present: "War of the Roses" Ball 
February 11, 2016 (6-9 p.m.)

GMHC and HIV Equal are joining forces on Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 6-9 p.m., to end some long-standing battles. In the "War of the Roses" Ball, held at GMHC headquarters (446 W33rd Street, 6th Floor Room 6046, New York, NY), various categories will bring contestants together to fight for grand prizes!

Everyone competing in the Ball will meet with a counselor and/or get tested for HIV, even if they already know their status. Testing will be made available the day of the event and throughout the month of January to anyone interested in attending or competing in the ball. Everyone who participates in the HIV Equal photo campaign will automatically be entered for some free giveaways, and the first 100 people will receive 2 free movie tickets. 

To get tested prior to the "War of the Roses" Ball, please visit The David Geffen Center for HIV Prevention and Health Education, located on the ground floor at 224 West 29th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). For hours and more testing information, please visit:

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"War of the Roses" Ball Categories include:

Beginner's Performance: (1 year or less) You never get to have the same level of fun that the "known girls" have; tonight MAKE YOUR MOMENT with an OVAH entrance in any EFFECT of your choice. $100

Realness (MF vs. FF):  Which sex will reign supreme? Male figures vs. female figures (FQs & Drags) with a Valentine's Day card containing a PrEP fact! $200

Twister vs. Sister: (Battle of the wigs!!) Come in an effect of your choice, but DON'T FORGET YOUR WIG! $200

FF Performance: It's 4 a.m. and your lover won’t answer… You're left home all alone on the year’s most romantic holiday while your man is nowhere to be found. Instead of crying, you decide to give RAGE!!! The effect is on you, but bring it with a touch of red for RAGE! $200

MF vs. FF Runway: (Battle of the Sexes) In your Valentine’s date outfit, strut your stuff until there is only one FF and one MF left to battle down for the coin! $200

Kiki Face (OTA) Let's have a little fun!!! Just come ready to sell that cookie of yours. You don't have to have it, but SELL IT...SELLLLL ITTTT, DAMMIT! $100