The new rules of Pride

Olivia Jones offers some advice on riding the rainbow to Pride nirvana


Published:

Wikimedia Commons

 

Pride parades are like a beautiful ship setting sail. They signify the start of an incredible weekend of celebrations. The hustle and bustle of everyone getting into position is adrenaline inducing. Your queer little heart squeals at the excitement of seeing hundreds of other queer little hearts just like you.

 

Once you notice the magnificence of the floats, you realise how hundreds of hours of hard work have gone into making them. The summer sky sets the backdrop as your head tilts towards an overwhelming sight o people living their best lives. As you gaze up, you remember that living their best lives is often a struggle; but not today, not with you cheering them on. They drift past, flowing through a channel that has been created just for them, your presence ensuring them a safe passage.

 

Now, for some, this event will be like the best all-inclusive cruise you could ever imagine. For others, it will be like the Titanic and in order to avoid the potential icebergs ahead, I've written some guidelines. We'll call them The New Rules Of Pride.

 

@ThatOliviaJones

 

Read the rest of this article in the July issue of DIVA, available to buy in print or digitally here.

 

 

Only reading DIVA online? You're missing out. For more news, reviews and commentary, check out the latest issue. It's pretty badass, if we do say so ourselves.

 

divadigital.co.uk // divadirect.co.uk // divasub.co.uk

 

Edit ModuleEdit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Why feminists should care about sex workers' rights

Jo from F**k You Pay Me on how we can all be better allies to sex workers

Remembering our queer pioneers

David McAlmont shares a chance encounter with a lesbian icon, and discusses the mesmerising Girl Boy Child

The #Unity issue is out now!

Featuring game-changing women of colour, Black Lightning, Gabrielle and more

Game-changers

DIVA speaks to five game-changing women of colour to find out what unity means to them

Add your comment: