London Pride 2017


For those of you that don't know, Saturday 8th of July was Pride in London. I was planning to write up this post that Monday, but naturally I got busy with work experience, actual work, and all the things that come along with living without parents (household chores, etc). Better late then never though, right?

I went to Pride in London last year and I have to say that this year they really stepped up their game. You can check out my post about last year's pride here! As usual, Trafalgar Square was packed with rainbow flags, multicoloured hair, and colourful makeup. It was a crowd of colour and fun. Everyone had smiles on their faces and, despite the heat, with drinks in our hands we danced for a good 5 hours.







I went to Pride with my beautiful girlfriend Dee and met up with my flatmate and friend Thyra (check out her modelling instagram here!) and her friend Paula. Making friends while we were there, we ended up hanging around in a nice little group while chatting, dancing, and slightly drunk screaming when the amazing performers came on stage. 

Among the performers was the amazing Fleur East, Sinitta, and Ru Paul's Drag Race Queens Acid Betty, Milk, and Alexis Michelle. Tom Daley and his husband also made an appearance and gave a heart warming speech about LGBT+ rights. 

The day focused on appreciation for all parts of the LGBTQ+ community and embraced everyone no matter what they identified as. It was an amazing carefree space to be ourselves, feel included, and - to be honest - get a bit drunk. 


Dee and I also bumped into the YouTuber and host of BBC Three's 'Queer Britain' - Riyadh Khalaf. Not only was he absolutely lovely, but he was so modest when we told him how we loved his videos and the documentary series. He was happy to take soooo many selfies with us and chat really sincerely for a good few minutes. The perfect example of a down to earth YouTuber!

This year's London Pride was incredible and I'm so happy I had the opportunity to go. For anyone who isn't in a space safe to be out in the LGBTQ+ community or who has not come out yet, we were celebrating for you too. I hope someday there will be a time where everyone can feel safe and able to come to an inclusive event like this.

Have you ever been to a Pride event? Where you at London Pride this year? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

Georgia x

11 comments

  1. Great post! Photos are amaizing! :)
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  2. love the post and lots like you had lots of fun.

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  3. This looks and sounds amazing, great photos!

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  4. This is lovely!! I've always wanted to go to Pride!! I'm hoping I can go to the event in Cardiff when it's here x

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  5. Awesome pictures, looked like a real enjoyable day!

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  6. It's great that after all that bad things that recently shook London, you guys are stay calm and carry on. Good on you
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  7. That is one awesome event to join. I wish my country will have a pride event someday, soon :)

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  8. Looks like so much fun! I have never been to a pride fest or similar before because I have a tendency to get lost real quickly in large crowds haha But it sounds like you had an awesome time! I doubt the one here in Perth is ever that big!

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