GMCW celebrates queer underground with Ropeburn

The 2017 GMCW Fall Event

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is pleased to announce the debut of a new fall event entitled Ropeburn, a celebration of the queer underground in the underground and fall fundraiser. Ropeburn will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 starting at 7:00pm in the Dupont Underground, located at 19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC. Tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased by calling 202-293-1548 or online at

The fundraiser is the first event of GMCW’s 2017-2018 Season Make America Gay Again. Ropeburn will bring together the leather community, the ball community, and GMCW — groups with a history of culture and political activism. The event is a celebration of two distinct foundations of today’s mainstream pop culture: the Leather Community (“rope”) and the Balls made famous by the movie Paris is Burning (“burn”). Ropeburn promises to be an amazing night with a Tom of Finland fantasy live model art gallery, fetish demonstrations, vogue dance battles, and special performances at 10:00pm and midnight. Plus, it’s hosted in one of the most intriguing spaces in all of DC: the subterranean Dupont Underground.

Highlights of the evening include fashion displays, DJs, drinks, raffle prizes, and more. Performers include Pussy Noir, Sistr Mid9ight with Rich Morel, 17th Street Dance, and soloists from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC.

For more information about the event, visit our webpage. To arrange an interview, contact Craig Cipollini, director of marketing, at

Click HERE to video the Ropeburn promo video.