The David Prize is accepting submissions for its 2023–2024 Open Call.
Michael Angelo Roberson
Uplifting the House Ball scene as a beloved community of Black / Latinx LGBT folks through radical education, chosen family, and public health advocacy
- Health, Human Rights, Race & Gender Justice
Michael believes that ballroom can speak profound truths about humanity and struggle. The Freedom School, named after the late great Ballroom Icon, Arbert Santana, strives to be a beloved community in the old sense — not an ordinary brick and mortar institution, but a forum to channel events, literature and pedagogy, leadership, mentorship, and identity for NYC's Black / Latinx / LGBT ballroom family.