The Big Gay 10K is fast approaching, and DIVA needs you lovely
ladies to get involved.
Whether you walk, run or skip, it doesn't matter. People of all
abilities can come and join the DIVA team on Sunday 30 September as
we make our way round the Big Gay 10K to support two worthy LGBT
The money raised will go towards LGBT charity London Friend, which
celebrates its 40th year this year. Funds will also support PACE,
which works towards promoting the health and wellbeing of the LGBT
Registration is free, and participants are encouraged to set up a
JustGiving account to gather sponsorship from family and
The day starts at 11am, with a warm-up at midday ready to hit the
fantastic route around London. The route is fully accessible for
wheelchair users and pushchairs.
Starting at the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, the route follows the
Albert Embankment towards the historic Lambeth Palace (where lots
of men in dresses hang out). As you make your way round, you will
pass some of London's most famous landmarks, including the London
Eye, the Jubilee Gardens and London Bridge.
Once we arrive at the Houses of Parliament, you can join in with
DIVA's all-girl kiss-in. Grab your lady for a bit of a mid-run PDA,
The route will then take us past Tate Britain before arriving at
Vauxhall Bridge. Then you're done, and it's just a short walk to
the bar/cake stand, where you'll find a place to lie down and
recover so you are ready to enjoy the delights of the Big Gay
Village Fete in the afternoon.
These delights include a drag tarot reader, a coconut shy and ring
toss with a difference, plus cream tea complete with lesbian jam.
(We're intrigued.) Yes, the Big Gay Village Fete has it all.
It will be open for business from midday, when we will all be
running (or maybe walking) through London. From 1.30pm there will
be performances from comedienne Zoe Lyons, singer/songwriter Laura
Catlow, and 'feminist one-man band' Ste McCabe, to name but a
So what are you waiting for? It promises to be a fun-filled day,
and it's all for charity. And, you might even get a smooch outside
Parliament. Bonus! Team DIVA can't wait to see you all on the
The Big Gay 10K
Sun 30 September 2012
Vauxhall Spring Gardens
Click here to find out who'll be entertaining you at the Big Gay
here to find out more about the kiss-in