Eastbourne Pride

This was Eastbourne’s 3rd Pride event hosted by the BourneOut LGBT group; held at the lovely Princess Park it was a fabulous afternoon in the sunshine. The theme was Flower Power and the 1960’s as a tribute to fifty years of Stonewall.

Entertainment, compered by drag queen Misty Lee, saw dancers plus live music from various tributes including Pink! and Ricky Martin on the main stage.

Local Lewes brewery Harvey’s, the oldest independent brewery in Sussex : https://www.harveys.org.uk/ provided the bar, the barrels pulled in by two magnificent dray horses, who stayed to say hello.

Beautiful weather and a fun family day. Well done Eastbourne!

Pride and Proud

Friday 28th June 2019 was the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York, which led to the gay liberation movement in the US.

It was also the day my beautiful daughter married her equally beautiful partner.

Fifty years ago this was unthinkable. How proud I am to be living now in 2019 when this is possible.

Below is a picture I took at London Pride 2016. It summed the day and the meaning behind Pride celebrations up perfectly for me The sheer joy!