Friday, 24 June 2016

London Pride 2016

                               
                                       
It's the rainbow month.


June is the official pride month, where individuals and organisations come together as one community to celebrate gay pride.  This pride will be slightly different than the previous one as we are also mourning for the 49 lives lost at the pulse nightclub in Orlando. For that reason LGBTQ and allies should attend to the pride this weekend to show that we are not afraid, we are proud and we all stand together, united as humans. We believed that a change has come but we sadly we still have a long way, but if we all work together, by educating people and bring awareness maybe in few years, kids won't feel the need to come out at all, as they won't need to hide their sexuality. 

London served as a sanctuary for the LGBTQ community for many years. The gay pride arrives in London this weekend, in a colorful rainbow. As a big supporter of the LGBTQ rights, I have been going to pride every year for the past 7 years, and each time it gets bigger and better. I will continue to go, for as longest I can. LGBTQ community is full of love, unity and pride. If you are around London, this is an event you should not miss. If you want to know what happened last year, check my last year's post. Pride 2015.
Check the guide on everything you need to know before you head to the Pride:


 Get there early
It gets busy pretty quickly, and by busy I mean a sea of people. If you want to be able to see all the drag queens doing their thing get there earlier. I always meet my friends at Charing Cross station. You need to make sure you are there by 12 to get a nice spot as the pride starts at 1. You also need some time to get your drinks.  
 

   Be ready for the weather
We get rained on almost every year. A light raincoat will protect you from the summer showers. Do not bring an umbrella as you will be blocking the view from other people plus you don't want to hold too many things do you?

 Dress as fierce as you possibly can
It's the pride, is to time to express yourself. Get a rainbow tattoo on your face or put glitter on your hair is the time to liberate yourself. Dress however you please, show your creativity and how fabulous you are. 


Have fun
I am all about taking pictures, but don't make this another event where you basically see everything behind your phone. It's pretty frustrating seeing people having their phones up, blocking the view and also they are not really in the moment. Take some pictures then put your phone away, and dance,sing drink beer, it's a day of celebration. 


 Plan Ahead
I cannot remember how many times I lost my friends into the crowd and I was wondering around like a lost puppy. Meet early in a place where everyone knows where it is, and stay close by. 

The pride parade starts at the Portland Place and terminates at Whitehall place. After the parade the people concentrate at Trafalgar square to see the shows and then head to Soho where the party doesn't end until the morning hours.

For more information click here


Have fun. Be Proud. Stay Fierce & Fabulous

Happy Pride London.  













26 comments:

  1. Our pride parade happens next weekend and it's always loads of fun. I heard on the news that security has been re-evaluated though. But I think people will still come and show to the world that love trumps hate. Happy Pride!

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  2. How exciting! This is bound to be a huge pride parade. It will be a lot of fun.

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  3. i hope that it will be funny , personnally i didn't like the idea

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    1. Excuse me? Why the fuck would it be funny, do you find it funny that at least 50 people were killed in the Orlando shootings all because they dared to embrace their sexuality. If you don't like the idea then don't comment simple as. I love how you put your name as anonymous well played twat.

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  4. Hmm honestly, i dont like the lgbt idea, sorry for saying this

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    1. Its people like you that make me fucking sick, what the fuck is wrong with you? Whats wrong with equal love, does offend you that many of my best friends are gay. We don't want your fake pity.

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    2. What don't you like exactly?? As Ana said we don't want your pity. I feel sorry for you, because you don't allow yourself to see beyond your borders.

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    3. And we don't like you. I am gay and proud. Go in your hole.

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  5. I have never been to the Pride parade before but I have seen Stockholm prepare for it, a few years back. I really enjoyed all the rainbow flags everywhere and the relaxed atmosphere. I would like to go to the Parade in London but I'm afraid there will be too many people, and I don't like crowds. I bet the show is fantastic though.

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  6. Although I may not agree with the pride day being celebrated, I believe we should be more understanding and respectful of each other.

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    1. Why don't you agree with Pride being celebrated? Do you not think we are all entitled to love regardless of our gender?

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    2. The word "pride" itself can have really negative feelings associated with it such as feelings of boastfulness and self-entitlement. Love is not prideful but rather, it is humble. I believe in being caring, humble and loving towards other people. We can love whoever we want to love.

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  7. I do love this Parade and I supported my friends who went there. Just love the power and lively mood.

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  8. Quite frankly it upsets and shocks me that so many of these comments are blatantly homophobic, if you don't feel comfortable commenting on a post that has ideas around sexuality you do not agree with then why the fuck would you comment. I believe that love is love and Pride is a beautiful celebration of how love is all encompassing. Shame on you bigots.

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  9. Parades are always fun. So much celebration, color and enthusiasm. It's such an awesome way to support each other.

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  10. I wish there was more of a Pride scene where I lived.

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  11. YES! Looks so amazing and fun. I want to go to one. Even we do have pride but since we are small country there are not many people, I believe that they are too scared to embrace it. :)

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  12. I'd love to visit this Parade. Last month, I went to similar kind of LGBT parade in South Florida and it was fun!

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  13. I have my own opinions about this and feel regardless if people agree or disagree, they should respect it.

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    1. Sorry, I forgot to add "respect other people's choices.

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    2. What is your own opinion exactly?

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  14. We're celebrating the Pride Parade here in Chicago this weekend and I love the celebration! We'll be out with a number of our close friends! Love this post and the support!

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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  15. Well said... education is the key. Children will search their models in the community they live in: their parents, teachers, friends will be their heroes and they will spread pure love and they will be innocent and then some dumb people will tell them that is wrong to love the same sex. Wake up people and be open minded ! It`s wrong to kill someone; it`s right to love.

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  16. Sounds like a lot of fun, another reason to party and enjoy!
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  17. I love pride festival because LGBTQ community are soo nice toward everyone, and it’s really important the school system educate little kids about LBGT-Q , it doesn’t matter if you gay or straight everyone deserve to be treat the same

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