|It was good to see our Tom Daley at Pride, now a Diving World Champion again at|
last, not that the BBC bothered to mention Tom's sensational win in Budapest over
the weekend on their main evening News bulletin. They seemed more concerned
about The Tour De France and Chris Froome's victory.
But I must say that I was a little surprised to see Tom as the main attraction on
The Barclays Pride float, the one financial institution that must be seen as the main
corporate culprit that has hijacked our annual Gay Pride event. Such floats were
barely visible 20 years ago when the Pride procession was more LGBT orientated.
And I was pleased to see that Peter Tatchell finally came out to attack the
corporate takeover of this annual event. He believes that Pride needs to go back
to the great event it once was around 20 years ago.
Every year I find myself saying 'Where are the choreographed dancing groups,
floats that have a distinctive LGBT message as well as the floats that represented
the gay clubs and Bars?' They seem to have been removed from the Parade to make
way for irrelevant floats and groups. And if the Pride Committee add anymore into
the procession, we might end up with the back end of the Parade coming in well into
Still it does seem that London Gay Pride is not the only LGBT event that's getting
sucked up by the corporate giants. There's been similar rumblings over the corporate
takeover of San Francisco's Gay Pride, with some annual S.F Pride regulars
now saying that they simply wont bother to attend it anymore.
CORPORATE GIANTS HIJACK SAN FRANCISCO GAY PRIDE
LONDON ORCA OUT FOR SPORT
This frisky group of teens were clearly enjoying themselves like kids in a candy store.
|This trans girl raised a few eyebrows once she took off her shirt.|
Most trans-ops will normally wait for a full 2 years before
the chest scars heal. But this brave girl wanted to show everyone
just what she'd recently been through.
I remember following Ryan Cassata's transgender transformation
a couple of years ago and thinking just how indescribable it must be
that first time when the chest scars have healed and you can go outside
and take your shirt off without anyone raising an eyebrow, a little
luxury only afforded to the male gender.
SCOUT PRIDE FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM
|I suppose it will baffle me to my last breath how it is that anyone can be Christian|
AND gay. After all the Church outlaws and forbids homosexual acts of any kind.
And a recent story that grabbed my attention on Pink News was the story about
the similar conundrum of gay Muslims who face severe consequences with death
sentences in at least 10 Muslim majority countries.
Muslim radio host says gay people have a right to be angry at Islam.
Above: Leicester Square and the Woman's Stage.
Below: London Live were filming in Leicester Square during