What does Pride mean to you?
Pride for me is a sense of belonging, but at the same time it’s having the freedom to embrace our differences. It’s the space to express ourselves, accept ourselves and should never be taken for granted whilst there are people in the world who wake up each day entertaining horrible thoughts because they don’t feel there is room for them in this world. That’s why Pride continues to be so important. Pride is the missing parent, the complicated sibling, the misinformed colleague, the awkward friend… Pride fills all of those places so that hopefully nobody needs to feel alone.
What are some ways the community can support Pride everyday rather than one month out of the year?
Be open with the people around you. Actively challenge any unconscious bias. Enjoy the fun and friendship of the scene.