12 Days of Pride: Voguing Didn’t Start With Madonna

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12 Days of Pride: Voguing Didn’t Start With Madonna

A brief history lesson on the LGBT origins of the popular move.

Published June 20, 2017

June is Pride Month, and to celebrate the history of the LGBTQ community and the way its members have impacted pop culture, we asked famous drag queen Shangela Laquifa Wadley to break down the history and origins of the beloved dance move known as voguing.

It's just one more thing for which popular culture has our LGBTQ brothers and sisters to thank.

Wadley explains, "I know some of ya'll might think that vouging started with Madonna, and she did let your body move to the music, however voguing actually got its start in the LGBT ballroom scene."

"It was originally styled after people doing dance movements that they had seen in magazines," Wadley says. "Now even big pop icons like Beyoncé have even used voguing."

See what else Shangela has to say with BET Celebs, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photos from left: Catherine McGann/Getty Images,Gie Knaeps/Getty Images)

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