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Trans Glamoré celebrates 1 year in Sydney

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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.

 

  • Meeting a trans girl who came all the way from Wagga Wagga to see the show
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  • Having good laughs with the performers backstage
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  • The smile on the performers faces when they are doing what they love. Giving them a platform to showcase their art. Just giving it a go and having fun.
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    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.

     

  • Being able to meet a lot of people from the community and bringing them together.
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    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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    It's Time To Vote For Your Favourite Diva!

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    The sequins and glitter is selling out all over Sydney with the eighteenth DIVA Awards coming up at Paddinton Town Hall on August 18.

    Public voting day for DIVA 2008 is Saturday 16 August, from midday at the Midnight Shift, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst.

    Categories for the public voting include Most Popular Venue, Most Popular DJ, Most Popular Showcast, Diva Rising Star, Most Popular Male Performer, Most Popular Female Performer, My Favourite Drag Queen and Bitch of the Year.

    DIVA 2008 has not been without it's controversy however, with organisers opting for a financially prudent smaller venue - with a capacity of approx 440, compared to the much larger venues of past. Angering many a Sydney drag queen who wont be able to attend the event.

    The theme for this year’s DIVA night is ‘Femme Fatale:Kit Kat Club’ ‘Underground’, dirty on the outside but glamorous on the inside, featuring Sydney Queens, Portia Turbo and the sensational Candy Box, as co-MC’s.

    20 Awards will be given out on the evening, with a special performance by SYTYCD runner up and drag identity, Rhys Bobridge.

    Stay tuned to Guidetogay.com for extensive coverage of the awards night.... and don't forget to vote for your favourties on Saturday.

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