On Thursday, Frank Ocean hosted the first edition of PrEP+, his new “safe space” club night in NYC. The first in a series of planned nights happened at a secret location revealed only to attendees, which ended up being Basement, the relatively new techno club that’s part of Queens’ Knockdown Center.

Per a press release, “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. PrEP+ welcomes everyone.” The release notes that the event is called PrEP+ in homage to to New York’s 80s and 90s club scene, and what it could have been if PrEP had been invented in that era. According to the post, no photos or videos are allowed in the venue, consent is mandatory, and no racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, or discrimination in any form will be tolerated.

In an expansive W Mag chat in September, Ocean said he’s recently “been interested in club” and suggested that interest would be influential on his upcoming projects.



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