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BTGALA Spring LGBTQIA Talk with Leiomy Maldonado

  • McCormick 106 (Art Museum) (map)

Described as "electrifying", "fearless", and "inspirational", internationally recognized vogue dancer and instructor Leiomy Maldonado has been wowing audiences and blazing trails since the age of 16. A Bronx NY native, Leiomy was introduced to the dance form of voguing through New York City's underground Ballroom scene, an extravagant community created by impoverish Black and Latino LGBT youth to safely express themselves and revel in the allure of fabulous pageants and dance battles designed to mirror the wealthy lifestyles they so often dreamed of living. As a young transgender woman, Leiomy found acceptance, a sense of community, and safety within the scene.

Sponsored by PULPO with support from Princeton BTGALA and the LGBT Center