Sunday, June 28, 2009

40 Years On...

If it's summer, it's PRIDE season, and this year is a very special year for gay prides across the globe given the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (a very good read if you wanna know more about it). I think it's fair to say that without those brave men and women on 28th June 1969, we wouldn't reach this far in history.

For me it's a time to reflect and look back at all that our community have accomplished by uniting and fighting for equality at all levels. It's also a time for me personally to look ahead and see what I can do in the future as there's still a lot of work to be done.

And finally it's a time to CELEBRATE and HAVE FUN with friends new and old! One of the biggest events in the U.K. is of course the Pride London festival on Saturday 4th July. The music is great, the men are hot, and the beer is cold! Plus I'll be volunteering (as a steward) once again! Let's just pray the sun will be shining this year =]

So how will you celebrate gay pride this year? Will you be attending a parade? A dance? A walk, a march? Share with us! Not matter what you gonna do, enjoy yourself and be PROUD!


GayPornFans said...

I won't be going to any Pride events. I once went to Pride Scotia in Glasgow and hated it. Only good for those who like prancing around and showing off.

I'm not ashamed of being gay and I get the point of Pride but i don't need to flounce around in a Parade just so people will accept me for who I am.

PR8 said...

I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy Pride Scotia, but I'm sure Pride is not something we join for acceptance, at least not me.

We are what we are and no one can make us what we are not. So who gives a damn what people think of us, just take it as a fun day out with a LOT of 'like-mined' people!

Darryl said...

Great point Will! There have been several notable "gay-bashings" corresponding to the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots here in the US, not at Pride events, but at people's homes and bars.The celebration of our "Gay Pride" is to affirm that we are NOT ashamed to exist and that we shall NOT accept second class status!! Thanks for posting "Pride facts" on your blog..