Expanding to rural and regional areas throughout Victoria in 2018.
In 2018, All The Queens Men expanded our social mission to connect LGBTIQ+ elders throughout regional and rural Victoria; a group often overlooked, and who also struggle with social isolation and discrimination. Throughout Victoria, All The Queens Men reached out to these elders via our ongoing partnership with the Victorian Seniors Festival and numerous local councils, presenting the LGBTIQ+ Dance Club throughout 2018 and 2019.
The LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club is a free ongoing social event for rainbow elders and their allies that aims to combat ageism, social isolation and discrimination through regular social connection with a drink, food, chats and dancing.
The program ensures older people have access to a range of opportunities for all aspects of healthy living –physical, mental, emotional and social. Using a creative arts approach online, this program provides focused, safe spaces enabling increased social engagement and improving access to physical and artistic activities.
In 2018, Dance Club expanded to Yarra City LGBTI Elders Dance Club (Fitzroy Town Hall) Glen Eira LGBTI Elders Dance Club (Boyd Room, Carnegie Library and Community Centre) Greater Shepparton LGBTI Elders Dance Club (Shepparton Senior Citizens Centre Hall) and Mitchell Shire LGBTI Elders Dance Club (John Taylor Room, Kilmore Library).
Hosts and Producers: Tristan Meecham and Bec Reid