From Barbie to #LesbianJesus, this year’s Pride has begun with a bang
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY @CHAR_BAILEY_
As 1 June came upon us, the world got ready for a rainbow-filled month of joy, love, and an eye-watering number of parades. We have loved seeing all of the beautiful moments that have come out of Pride this year, and so here is our round up of some of the best moments so far.
Heartstopper’s Kit Connor and Joe Locke at Washington DC Pride
The stars of Netflix’s coming-of-age sensation Heartstopper Kit and Joe were seen on a quintessentially British-themed float at DC Pride this year. Joe was seen sporting a shirt that read “Trans rights are human rights”.
Joe said: “We’re so, so excited to be here. And thank you to the ambassador for inviting us to be here today. We’re so honoured to share our pride with the world and show that we are full of love and full of pride.”
Megan Thee Stallion bringing her classmate on stage
The Hot Girl Summer rapper performed at LA Pride In The Park this year and had a surprise reunion with one of her high school classmates. After bringing him on stage and singing Happy Birthday, the classmate revealed later that Megan had protected him from homophobic bullies when they had history class together.
The Barbie cast’s hot pink float for West Hollywood Pride
Just like the rest of the world, we have been waiting all year for 21 July to come around so that we can finally see Greta Gerwig’s masterpiece Barbie. To satiate our hot pink desires, co-stars Alexandra Shipp and Scott Evans turned up to West Hollywood Pride with a fabulously camp float. The pair were also joined by drag queen Lolita Colby and queer internet personality Jazzmyne Jay.
Hayley Kiyoko performing at Washington DC Pride
#LesbianJesus herself performed some of her greatest hits at Washington DC Pride this year. Our very own Char Bailey was there to capture some of these fantastic moments which made us a bit hot under the collar.
Melissa McCarthy’s amazing rainbow umbrella at West Hollywood Pride
The Little Mermaid star looked absolutely fabulous at West Hollywood Pride this year as she rode down Santa Monica Boulevard in a white BMW covered in colourful balloons and signs that said ‘Say Gay,’ referring to Florida Governor Ron DeStantis’ ‘Don’t Say Gay’ campaign. She recently said that she based her performance of Ursula on the iconic drag queen Divine.
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