Meet visually impaired drag queen Ebony Rose Dark

Ebony Rose Dark in drag (PinkNews)

Visually impaired drag queen Ebony Rose Dark is “challenging the seeing eye” through cabaret.

Taking to the stage in drag, Ebony Rose Dark’s performances explore disability within the LGBT+ community.

Watch her interview below:

“I often introduce myself as VIP and I always have my cane with me,” Ebony Rose Dark told PinkNews.

“My cane is very important to me and very important to share that with other people in the LGBT community because I’m not sure how aware people are of people who have disabilities in the community.”

Ebony first got into drag and cabaret after a trip to Royal Vauxhall Tavern with a friend who introduced her to Bar Wotever—and the rest was history.

“I just thought right, I want to make a go of this, I want to do it,” she explained.

“I did Nina Simone and it was great fun. I was really nervous but the crowd was absolutely amazing, just so warm.”

Ableism in the LGBT community

When it comes to venues for performances, Ebony Rose Dark said “there’s room for improvement” in accessibility.

“Most bars are very dark which is hell for me because there is no contrast and everything blends together,” she explained.

“Then these lights come on and there’s lots of bodies and stages move around in some places.

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