In celebration of Pride, Meta's Horizon Worlds invited Ballroom icon, Leiomy Maldonado and a powerhouse group of LGBTQ+ community leaders to explore identity, safety and equity in the metaverse in a Dream House in Horizon Worlds as part of the Metaverse Culture Series. Leiomy, a ballroom pioneer, judge of HBO Max’s Legendary, and an LGBTQ+ community leader, joined Cheddar News in the virtual space to talk about inclusive culture in the metaverse and the mainstreaming of ballroom culture. “I feel like it's been a long time coming and being a part of that movement of bringing ballroom to mainstream has been you know a huge part of my journey," she said.