A young woman will use burlesque for the queer community in Herefordshire
A YOUNG woman from Hereford is working to use burlesque to promote equality for LGBTQIA+ people in Herefordshire.
Lindsay McGlone, from Hereford, is an award-winning burlesque dancer, producer and activist, who puts on a burlesque and cabaret show at the Richmond Club with some of the UK’s top performers.
The numbers were all hand-selected by the 24-year-old, including headliner Cleopantha who is among the best burlesque dancers in the world.
She also flies into Dotti Moscati from Berlin just to perform in Hereford.
The event also features a free talk with Lou Safire, who was born and raised in Hereford and is now internationally renowned for his performances.
Although Reclaimed is not just for gay people, it belongs to gay people.
“I think it’s important to actively support queer run events in Hereford because creating a safe environment where everyone is accepted and welcomed is absolutely essential,” Ms McGlone said.
“Those who came last time said they had never felt so at home, and couples also told us how they held hands publicly for the first time.”
Reclaimed is such an important and moving night for Ms McGlone personally, because she can show Hereford how brilliantly entertaining burlesque and cabaret are.
Reclaimed is also donating raffle money to RALLY Training, which provides gender identity training to Hereford businesses and others who need it, while providing safe spaces for the trans community. and queer.
Reclaimed is honored to be able to be a tiny part of it.
The show also received funding from the Rock The Barn festival which enabled it to do a raffle.
The event will take place on August 20 at 6:30 p.m., and tickets can be found here.