enjoying yourself but also wanting equal rights.
Manchester. 1987. Sue Johnston lrom BIND/(SHIP appeared like liyita on the halcony outside the town hall. She gaye a wonderful speech as did a lesbian mother. Initially. I didn‘t feel a pan of it. I felt like an onlooker. I'm not shy but crowd situations can he intimidating. I recommend wearing a costume. It works wonders. people talk to you and you feel pan of it.
Two years ago when l was seyenteen and in Boston. My Pride memory is of lots of nice people. and lots ol laughs. The drag queens were yer com'incing. My sister accompanied me. She comes out to clubs with me; so she didn't want to miss Pride.
l haye neyer been on Pride. l helieye it's important and l loye to see people doing it. I’m glad this year's theme is 'We Are Family”. I'm not as mobile as I used to be. I don't haye as much stamina. I wish I had done Pride a long time ago. I‘m writing a poem for Pride.
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Why do we Pn'de march? else do you get a chance to be happy, political and communal simultaneously? Check out the faces of shoppers on Princes Street. Do they look shocked, overjoyed or a combination of the two? Persuade them to join in the march. Equality is for everyone.
Pride Scotland takes place in Edinburgh on Saturday 23 June. Assemble from 11.30am at East Market Street for a pre-march rally where you can hear music, entertainment and speakers.
All afternoon and into the evening, there’s a community-based festival in the venues around Broughton Street. On offer is food, mingling, art, music, maybe even romance. Look out for the Pride awards at the Stand Comedy Club from 2.30pm, the Pride ceilidh in the Assembly Rooms from 8pm, while Joy at Ego hosts a special Pride club.
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