Pride In London postponed “with a heavy heart”

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“Allyship is needed more than ever, so we ask everyone to continue to be kind, loving and generous” BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE ALLIE SMITH As thousands of events across the UK continue to be postponed or cancelled amid the evolving coronavirus health pandemic, it felt it was only a matter of time before one of the [….]

NEWS: Prides across the UK continue to be postponed or cancelled

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“According to the European Pride Organisers Association, at least 23 Pride events have been cancelled or postponed” BY GRACE PRITCHARD The spread of COVID-19 has sent shock waves internationally, and with world famous events – including the BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, Glastonbury and Eurovision – and smaller, community gatherings being cancelled every day, the summer [….]

NEWS: Manchester Pride calls for community and allies to March For Pride

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“No one is free until we are all free – and no one gets left behind” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY MANCHESTER PRIDE It might seem early, but Pride season is already around the corner, folks, and Manchester Pride, one of the UK’s biggest and boldest, will be taking place on Saturday 29 August 2020. [….]

LGBT Foundation urges voters to #VoteWithPride

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The new Equality Wins election manifesto puts LGBTQI needs at the forefront of the upcoming election BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA NEXTGEN AMERICA On 12 December, the United Kingdom will head to the polls for another general election, the outcome of which could determine the kind of country we live in for decades to come. [….]

OPINION: “It doesn’t matter who you love, as long as you keep it to yourself” – the paradox of Pride

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Mie Astrup Jensen is sick of being told to keep it to herself BY MIE ASTRUP JENSEN Summer is the season of celebration for LGBTQI people. However, it’s also a time when some experience derogatory comments about positive discrimination, enforcing an agenda without understanding straight privilege. I’ve often encountered the phrase, “It doesn’t matter who [….]

Running up that hill: DIVA meet London Frontrunners

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Fancy pulling your trainers on for the Pride 10k this August? (Or coming along to cheer and be queer!) BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE SUSSEX SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY The first time I tried running? I truly hated it. You couldn’t have convinced me otherwise. No matter how hard I pushed myself, I couldn’t keep up with my [….]

#JestemLGBT: The Polish LGBTQI community fights back against homophobia

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“We are normal people who can be found everywhere, in the store, on the street, in the office” BY YAIZA CANOPOLI On 21 July, Białystok’s first ever Pride march was met with violent opposition. As reported by Amnesty International, people were kicked to the ground, rainbow flags were burned, and insults were shouted aggressively at [….]