Like any other dance style, voguing is primarily about self-expression and enjoying yourself. Yet, the style is only a small part of it. Voguing emerged in Harlem, New York during the 1980’s as a response to discrimination and as a way to pursue a safe environment primarily for queer people of color.

In Kyiv, vogue parties creates a family-like atmosphere where women and the LGBT community can dance and explore their personalities in a safe place beyond the hostility of many Ukrainian nightclubs.

Lazariev Artemii explains the role of The House of Hobo in popularizing voguing in Kyiv with a special rockstar appearance by Guppy.

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