Sydney's fiercest night for the Trans community on the scene celebrates one year of fabulous and inclusive events at the Colombian Hotel this August and Guidetogay.com caught up with the hostess with the most-ess - Miss Victoria Anthony to have a chat about why this night for the Trans community and its allies has been such a smash hit.
12 months ago, you started this monthly event for the Trans community - So what gave you the idea to host Trans Glamoré?
I was approached by fabulous drag queen Maxi Shield and manager Mikey at Colombian Hotel to host the event. I was very excited to say yes!! The idea came about because there aren’t many places that transgender people can go to, perform at and express themselves. This is a safe place/event for the transgender community. It’s also great to see so much support from people outside the community. It just gives trans people somewhere to go. A monthly free party where you can meet other trans people. We need somewhere to go and even in the middle of winter, to be with your community.
What goes on at the event?
There are performers from different backgrounds who are from the transgender community. We have had singers, comedians, dancers, etc. In between the two shows, there is dancing and delicious cocktails at the bar named after famous trans showgirls. Performers are also asked questions about their transition and we learn about the unique journey that some take as transgender individuals.
What have been the highlights over the past year?
It would have to be being able to see other people so supportive and happy. It’s a great place to catch up with everyone to meet once a month. You never know who you’ll bump
into on the dancefloor.
It’s not all about being serious. Yes, we are fighting for acceptance and understanding but we have to have some fun too. I love seeing people smile and I hope to achieve that at the event.
This fabulous event is open to all people and we definitely recommend coming along and checking it out - the shows are amazing and the drinks devine - come and have a boogie with your T sisters and brothers and enjoy what Oxford Street has to offer!
The event is on every first Thursday of the month from 8 pm.
Free Entry. Shows at 9:30 & 10:30pm
Cnr Crown and Oxford St, Darlinghurst.
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