Genderqueer belly dancer pursues dancing dream after transition

By Siyan (Jen) Huang and Wen-yee Lee

Belly dance is usually considered a feminine dance. But now, it’s becoming more common to see men and people from the LGBTQ community performing the Middle Eastern folk dance.

Gabriel Vidrine, 36, a genderqueer belly dancer whose stage name is Kamrah, has been dancing since he was 21. The transformation from a woman to a man did not stop him from pursuing his dancing dream.

Photo at top: Gabriel Vidrine performs in a protest show on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day. (Siyan (Jen) Huang/MEDILL)