Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel
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London Pride Parade: Saturday 27 June 2015



Its the London Pride Parade tomorrow and I can't wait!

After much agonising, I have decided to march with Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM).

My heart won over my head in the end! I feel very strongly in my heart that LGSM should be leading the Parade to acknowledge the 30 year anniversary since they did so with the Miners Contingent and to celebrate the film Pride. I can't change London Pride politics but I can show my support and solidarity by marching with LGSM and the trade union blocks. It is also very important to me that I do Pride as Protest to recognise and acknowledge the history of Pride.

The over-arching theme is Pride Heroes. I made my own placard (pictured above!) with my own personal 4 Pride Heroes - Alan Turing, Harvey Milk, Terry Higgins, and Peter Tatchell (of course!).

Pride List
- "I HEART Pride" green t shirt courtesy of Brighton Pride
- Rainbow Hat
- Rainbow flag
- Whistle
- Slogan "Victory to the Miners!"
- Song "Power in the Union" by Billy Bragg

All systems are GO!

Follow the link to the London Pride Website with full details:
http://prideinlondon.org/

Tags: big society, gay, lgbt, london, peter tatchell, politics
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