Everything We Know About Frank Ocean's Club Night

Everything We Know About Frank Ocean's Club Night

Everything We Know About Frank Ocean's Club Night

The singer, song-writer hosts a party in New York City in acknowledgement of what could have been in the 80's and 90's.

The singer, song-writer hosts a party in New York City in acknowledgement of what could have been in the 80's and 90's.

Text: Cullen Ormond

Frank Ocean has a great voice, great style and great understanding of the past. He is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and style icon. And he has a new venture. His new social project acknowledges the devastating effects of HIV among members of the community by putting together a queer night called “PrEP+” (the name of an HIV prevention drug).

In the 1980s and 1990s in New York City, there was little support or help available to those struggling with the virus. Ignorance and lack of medical advancements led to what was referred to as the “gay plague,” according to  The New York Times. By 1994, 50,000 New Yorkers had died from AIDS, according to New York Magazine.

It is an event which is an “homage to what could have been of the 1980s NYC club scene if the drug…had been invented in that era,” according to the press release that accompanies this PrEP+ information.

Unfortunately for the public, little information has been distributed about the festivities. In a press release, it was mentioned that he would announce the venue on the night of the party, which is tonight, and that it would extend between 10 p.m. until late. Apparently, ticket links have been distributed to some individuals, but no other concrete details have been revealed.

What has been released is a poster advertising the party. In the middle is a photograph of Ocean topless only his neck adorned in a diamond necklace. The sides of the poster are decorated with bright, chunky letters reading “PrEP+,” “Blonded Radio,” and “The World.” It is unclear what he means by “The World” but more details are sure to be released soon.

This event is the first of many in a series of events that seeks to be a safe space to bring people together and create a sense of community. However, attendance requires a pledge to follow a set of house rules, “No photos or videos are allowed. Consent is mandatory. Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism or any form of discrimination. The dance floor is for dancing.”

For a look inside the colorful event, check out the poster below.

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This Thursday night a new party from @blonded called PrEP+ in NYC. PrEP+ is the first in a series of nights; an ongoing safe space made to bring people together and dance. PrEP+ will welcome globally celebrated DJs. The night is named PrEP+ as an homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if the drug PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) — which can be taken daily to prevent HIV/AIDs for those who are not infected but are at high risk — had been invented in that era. Ticket links have been distributed and the venue will be announced to ticket-holders on the evening of the night. Club hours are 10pm-late. House rules: No photos or videos are allowed Consent is mandatory Zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism or any form or discrimination The dance floor is for dancing www.blonded.co

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