Tag Archives: Pride Matters

 

Pride Matters: Jane Czyzselska

Jane Czyzselska Putting race in it’s place Jane Czyzselska examines her white privilege My first Pride event was at the vodka-soaked end of the 1980s. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s dog-whistle campaign to stop the promotion of homosexuality in schools and public services was at fever pitch. Conservative party cronies railed against “pretend lesbian and gay…

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July 2, 2017

Pride Matters: Nimmy March

Nimmy March Actress (Jess in Different For Girls) We need to be able to celebrate our sexuality safely “The first time I went to Pride was in the late 1980s. It felt liberating exhilarating and unique to be in amongst such a huge group of people who just emanated, not tolerance but acceptance and embraced…

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June 4, 2017

Pride Matters: Aderonke Apata

Aderonke Apata Human Rights Activist and Founder of African Rainbow Family In 2006, I attended my first Pride in Manchester. I couldn’t help but be astonished that there could be an opportunity for people like me to gather together, have fun and express themselves freely without any attack on them by state or non state…

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May 23, 2017

Pride Matters: Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi ‘Angelic troublemaker incarnate’ During my first visit to a gay club in London with my cousin, I enjoyed the beautiful moments of being free to be me, but I still felt some anxiety in my mind. I had attended my fair share of gay parties in Lagos, Nigeria, but those always ended with…

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May 14, 2017

Pride Matters: Nadia Gilani

Nadia Gilani Journalist & Media manager/Comms professional A big memory from my first Pride, is sitting on a kerb in Old Compton Street, feeling drunk, vaguely euphoric and wondering how the hell I’d ended up there. The “scene” wasn’t very me but it was all I had. I also wasn’t a massive drinker – when you’re…

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May 7, 2017

Pride Matters: Munroe Bergdorf

Munroe Bergdorf DJ, Actress, Model, Activist Pride made me realise how diverse we are… My first Pride was Brighton Pride in 2005. I couldn’t really believe how many people there were. I identified as gay at the time and you could feel the good vibes in the air. There are not many events where people…

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April 30, 2017

Pride Matters: Sabah Choudrey

Sabah Choudrey Trans Youth Worker, Speaker, Writer, Activist “The first time I went to UK Black Pride I was nervous. I was brought up thinking that to be queer you had to be white and I never spoke about the colour of my skin in the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer) spaces I lived…

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April 23, 2017