AGLC changes liquor laws surrounding nudity and burlesque

Big news for 2015 in the Alberta burlesque community regarding the AGLC (Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission)'s liquor laws.

In November of 2015 the AGLC finally changed the regulations around their definition of "nudity", which has been a serious issue for burlesque performers in Alberta for years. Violette Coquette and the Secret Burlesque Society recently also joined this fight, making the issues around these AGLC rules an integral part of their performances and introductions over the past months, including creating an "AGLC" performance piece that actively protested the archaic and sexist AGLC definition of nudity that included female nipples and breast tissue, but not men's.

The AGLC has now changed their definition of "nude" to NOT include nipples or breasts, providing "nipple equality" for male and female performers. A huge win! 

Violette was interviewed and pictured in a Metro article about the issue. Read the article here

Photo of Violette Coquette performing at Yellowhead Brewery / Image by Heiko Ryll

Photo of Violette Coquette performing at Yellowhead Brewery / Image by Heiko Ryll