Lithuanian Trans woman Agness Landau Wows them at “Dance With Me”

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On December 6th, 2014 Lithuanian commercial TV channel “TV3″ broadcasted the premiere of the fifth season of the TV show “Dance With Me”. According to the Lithuania LGBT group LGL the show featured transgender entertainer and hair stylist Agness Landau.

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Lithuanian news portal reported that Agness Landau had experienced some negative emotions before her performance due to some transphobic remarks made by other contestants. Journalists captured Agness fighting emotions and repressing her tears in a make-up room. According to the participant, “it is embarrassing when people around you constantly remind you of your true nature”.

The new season of “Dance With Me” includes a lot of Lithuanian entertainers. One of the contestants, the internet personality Monika Šalčiūtė, often makes hateful public remarks about Landau’s gender identity. Earlier this week Ms. Šalčiūtė deliberately walked out of a television studio when she had learned that Agness Landau will participate in the same TV show.

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Yet, the performance by Agness Landau and her dance partner was greeted with applause. The jury praised Landau’s courage and image created for the show.

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One Response to Lithuanian Trans woman Agness Landau Wows them at “Dance With Me”

  1. A little correction October 1, 2015 at 3:49 am

    I need to point out that Agness Landau is in fact NOT Lithuanian by origin, but has been living in Lithuania for a while now. She comes from Azerbaijan.