It’s Pride Month and that means only one thing, the start of our Pride Month Series.
Each day, we’ll chat with people across our fabulous and vibrant scene and find out what Pride means to them.
Today we’ve asked the one and only Dolly Diamond!
What does Pride mean to you?
Pride is all about celebrating equality and freedom. I’m definitely aware of those who fought long and hard for that freedom and we must always remember that. We stand on some impressive shoulders.
Tell us about your first Pride experience, what & where was it?
I’m not sure I can remember that far back but I’ve certainly enjoyed many Pride events all over the world, mostly in Melbourne & Sydney. It’s been a while since I was in London for it though and I can’t wait.
What is your favourite part of Pride?
It’s the way the community comes together and relishes the rainbow spirit. It’s ridiculous to think we would all think and do the same all year round but during Pride, it feels like we do.
Do you have a favourite Pride memory?
I love performing and those moments during Pride are always special but I think it’s the time in the dressing room with all the other acts that always sticks in my mind.
Rose Garden, Lola Lasagne are a scream and always honest, brutally honest.
Why do you think Pride is still important?
We celebrate Pride to remember the fight and the fight is by no means over. I’m often reminded of how much we live in a bubble and how to a certain extent the LGBTIQ+ community is tolerated more than accepted. I will always fight for equality and acceptance, it’s a basic human right.
You can follow Dolly on her Instagram here.