Organised by volunteer-led organisation Pride In London, the event marks 50 years since the first Pride Protest
BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA PRIDE IN LONDON
No Bank Holiday plans yet? Don’t worry, we’ve got you! On Saturday 4 June, Cat Burns and Ariōn will be supporting Hayley Kiyoko and Calum Scott at Proud & Loud. Marking the 50th Anniversary of the first Pride in London, the event will fundraise for Pride In London’s Unity Fund. Partnering with IHG Hotels & Resorts’ Out & Open Employee Network, this marks the first LGBTQI celebration event to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in its 150-year legacy. In February 2022, IHG was named the Best Place to Work for LGBTQI Equality for the eighth consecutive year. What a way to kick off the weekend!
Interested? Tickets are just £34.25, available through the Royal Albert Hall’s box office. Hayley Kiyoko’s sophomore album, PANORAMA, is set to arrive on 29 July. Set your alarm clocks! Cat Burns has just released her new EP, emotionally unavailable, featuring an array of sapphic-soaked bops. All in all, the event will reinforce the continuing importance of Pride. It’s still a protest: it always was.
On the event, Pride In London’s Executive Director Christopher Joell-Deshields comments: “This is a massive year for the LGBT+ community and never has the time been better to ensure that every voice can be heard. This 50th year will kick off with the concert at the Royal Albert Hall, we will retrace the route of the original 1972 pride March in July and celebrate even more LGBT+ talent with the final of the 10th Pride’s Got Talent. I’m so proud of the incredible volunteer workforce of Pride in London for giving every spare moment of their time to make this milestone year very special. This is your pride, it is all our pride.”
Pride in London provides a platform for LGBT+ communities to raise awareness of the importance of visibility, unity and equality and encourage people to campaign and stand for each other within the community. To keep up with Pride In London, follow them across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit their website.
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