Rolling coverage of LGBT celebrations in the British capital, with up to 1.5m people predicted to turn out in what could be the biggest event to datePride in London organisers fend off pinkwashing claims‘The most pleasant chaos’: what Pride means to me 2.35pm BST Ben, who is holding the sign saying Binosaurus Rex, is marching with the Bi Pandas – on the first occasion the groups has marched at Pride. We’re bi and we’re trying to bring Pride back as a protest, rather than a big rainbow capitalism, happy clappy day. And why pandas? Iris Sparkles, second from the right, said:Pandas are considered a bit of a joke icon for the bisexual community because there’s an in-joke that we’re actually very bad at having sex with each other, much like pandas. 2.28pm BST Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has attacked Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson in apparent reference to an article he wrote two decades ago calling gay men “tank-topped bumboys”. “You’ve got the next prime minister using homophobic language,” Khan said. “When you speak to members of the LGBTQ+ community, they will tell you that some of the homophobia they suffered, the attackers used this language, the same sort of language he’s used. Salute all those celebrating #PrideInLondon today. I have fond memories of my pink Stetson march as Mayor! Britain leads the world in LGBT+ equality and I’ll continue to champion the cause if I am lucky enough to become our country’s Prime Minister ️ pic.twitter.com/1f9vvXKPJ0 Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2019/jul/06/pride-london-2019-marchers-50-years-since-stonewall-live
Author : Mattha Busby
Publish date : 2019-07-06 13:35:15
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