FUNCTION and Jazmine Louboutin welcome you to the inaugural Cover Ball, an annual affair highlighting our favourite print publications, shaping the world of arts, fashion, and culture. This year, we’re kicking it off with one of the most trusted voices in fashion, empowering youth worldwide through creativity since 1991, Dazed Magazine—featuring MCs Icon Precious Old Navy (Philadelphia, PA) and Father Bambam Siriano, DJ Karim Olen Ash, and guest judge Mother Tae Louboutin (Washington, D.C.).
With many thanks to Absolut, Maggie's Toronto, and Jems for their support.
FUNCTION is a platform for Ballroom-first culture, stories, and events, based in Toronto. Through our work, we focus on uplifting BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ voices and highlighting Canadian Ballroom talent. Since our launch in April 2022, we've welcomed over 2000 attendees, distributed over $100,000 directly to BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ artists and participants, and handed out 400+ HIV self-testing kits and thousands of other harm reduction supplies to community members, leaning on expert nonprofit organizations.
Founded in 1986, Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project is one of Canada's oldest sex worker justice organizations serving sex workers across Toronto and the GTA. Maggie’s offers a wide range of programs and services targeting marginalized and underserved communities—participating in anti-poverty organizing, racial justice work challenging police violence, 2SLGBTQ+ liberation work, Indigenous sovereignty and outreach efforts, harm reduction work, and more.
Jems is a condom and platform for sexual education. Jems condoms are designed for all identities, changing the way we relate to and perceive condom use—it’s one of the many reasons we love them. With their ultra-thin condoms made of natural latex, 100% silicone lube, and nothing more, we know you’ll love them too!
All categories call for an effect inspired by a striking Dazed Magazine cover of your choice. You must bring a photo reference for the judges. One trophy and one cash per category.
Best Dressed $250
Sex Siren $250
All cash prizes are in Canadian dollars.
For media inquiries, please get in touch with us via email at email@example.com
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact Aura, Tamar or Jazmine.
We wish to acknowledge the land on which we will be meeting for the Cover Ball. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit. We are grateful for the opportunity to host this event on this land. If you identify as a member of any of these groups, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 16th, and we’ll be more than happy to offer you a discounted ticket.
Please note that this event will be filmed and photographed, and footage may be used for marketing, social, and archival purposes. By attending, guests hereby grant Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project and FUNCTION 10 Inc. the right to use their name, likeness, image, voice, video, performance, biographical and other information in any format whatsoever, and to distribute, broadcast and exhibit these without charge, restriction or liability.
Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project and FUNCTION 10 Inc. (“Event Organizers”) accept no responsibility whatsoever for any property brought to the Premises by any guests or participants, and will have no liability for any loss, damage, or destruction of property. Participants understand and acknowledge the risks and dangers associated with participation in the Cover Ball (“Event”) and related activities, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness and disease, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life; contact with other participants, spectators, or objects; participants of varying skill levels; situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers; and other undefined, not readily foreseeable and presently unknown risks and dangers (“Risks”). Participants hereby expressly assume all such Risks and responsibility for any damages, liabilities, losses or expenses incurred as a result of their participation in the Event.