Тhe Boston Open DanceSport competitions are not only dance competitions, but also a public declaration of the need for equality at all levels of our lives. They support the diversity and acceptance of the youth and adult LGBTQ community. Our events, shows and competitions are outlining the grace and skills of the ballroom dance contestants. The Boston Open DanceSport events benefit the general population - 18 years old and above; man, woman and transgender. It is open to everybody, both mainstream and the LGBTQ communities. One of the main goals is to introduce ballroom dancing as an outlet, a safe environment and an alternative pro-social event for the young LGBTQ.