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LGBTI+ Elders Dance Club moves online

When: Every fortnight, Sunday afternoons
Where: Online
How much: Free!
More info: All the Queens Men website

You may recall that Assemble Papers’ issue #9, ‘Radical Families’, included a heartwarming story about the LGBTI Dance Club, run by All the Queens Men. Well, they’ve just announced they’ve gone digital!

Founded by Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid, LGBTI Dance Club aims to combat social isolation, ageism and discrimination – come one, come all! “We always talk about how art changes lives, but I started to wonder if there was a way to do it more directly,” says Tristan. “We assume that it is the audience that needs to come into the spaces of art, but I started to ask whether we, as artists, would be more successful in changing lives if we went out of these exclusive, venerable art spaces and met people in their ordinary, everyday space.”

The virtual boogies are happening fortnightly on a Sunday, and are open to all LGBTI + elders and allies of any age. They’ve just released a new dance club video if you’re curious, and would like to get a sense of what it’s all about!

[The LGBTI Elders Dance Club IRL, photo by Bryony Jackson]