Meet the Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat Productions celebrates its annual transgender and queer performance festival in San Francisco.
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performers from all corners of the LGBTQ community, giving them a forum to share their artistic pursuits. This year, The Glee Project alumni Emily Vasquez will be
performing alongside dance troupe Vogue Evolution of America's Best Dance Crew fame. The diverse list of performers also includes Los Angeles Drag Queen Miss Barbie-Q, trapeze artist Cohdi Harrell and same-sex ballroom dance champions Willem DeVries and Kumu Keali'I.
However, the festival's diversity extends far beyond the performers. "The crowds we draw are really unique," says Dorsey. "There's a beautiful mix of communities at the performances. We see people from the LGBT community and the straight community, older and younger people. There really is something for everyone."
This year, the event is even getting a facelift. After selling out for the past few years, the event will be moving to its largest location yet, the historic Brava Theater, allowing the performers to share their work with more people than ever. "When the festival began a lot of the events for transgender artists had been cancelled. There was the talent, but not the venue" says Dorsey. "Through the festival, we've been able to provide these artists with a voice, an audience, and a stage worthy of their talents and abilities."
Check out some of the acts scheduled to perform in the trailer below! Tickets for the festival can be purchased online by clicking here.