On Pride and the rise of the Right

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“In 2019, Pride is about celebrating our identity – not to mention our very right to exist” BY KATHRYN BREITNER, LGBT+ FOR PEOPLE’S VOTE. IMAGE TOYA DELAZY AT PRIDE IN LONDON Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, Pride festivals are the world’s most colourful, glittery and exuberant affairs. They’re so fabulous in fact, that even [….]

DIVA at World Pride in New York

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Creative director Jacquie Lawrence and publisher Linda Riley share their memories of a trip to The Big Apple for the mother of all Prides 🍎🌈 BY JACQUIE LAWRENCE World Pride in New York was indicative of the city in which it was held: big, bold, brash and beautiful. Diverse and inclusive, it was a perfect [….]

A Pride message from the Mayor of London to the lesbian and bisexual community

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“This Pride, I want to pay tribute to the lesbian and bi Londoners who, for too much of history have been demonized, fetishized or erased” BY MAYOR OF LONDON. IMAGE SADIQ KHAN, #BIPRIDE During Pride month, when up to a million Londoners flood the streets and shop windows are filled with rainbow flags, it’s easy [….]

Virgin Pride Flight departs London Heathrow for WorldPride NYC!

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Full LGBTQI crew will be looking after passengers including Courtney Act, model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt and Saara Aalto Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic are taking Pride celebrations to new heights with the UK’s first Pride Flight celebrating WorldPride 2019 in New York City and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Passengers will [….]

Stonewall @ 50: Word on the Tweet

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How are people remembering Stonewall across social media? BY RACHEL BADHAM. IMAGE DANIELLE MUSTARDE Pride month is an essential part of the fight for LGBTQI equality, and this year, Pride is more important than ever as 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary since the Stonewall riots in 1969 – and today, on the 28th June – [….]

The long read: The spirit of Stonewall

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Marguerite McLaughlin meets some of the activists who took part in the Stonewall riots, 50 years ago this summer BY MARGUERITE MCLAUGHLIN. IMAGE LESBIAN HERSTORY ARCHIVES, WIKICOMMONS “If one event still captures the spirit of Stonewall – an in-your- face, anti-establishment activism – this is it. No oats, no corporations, no motorised vehicles of any [….]

Which big companies are *actually* supporting Pride?

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With Pride season comes a sea of rainbow profiles and products – but who really profits? And how? BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGE: FAIRY’S NEW “BOTTLE OF FAIR” On the one hand, it can be a great feeling to walk through a city centre during Pride season and find yourself surrounded by rainbows and affirming, Pride-loving slogans… [….]