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 Linda Gold, the star behind the FunnyBoyz brand!
What does Pride mean to you?
It’s the 1 day a year I feel completely safe, even though society is much more acceptant of our community than years ago, it is still at the back of your mind that walking around with a rainbow flag on your jumper that any homophobe or bigot will attack from nowhere, so as a Drag Queen and Flamboyant Gay man, for 364 days that fear never goes away.
Pride is the one day we can feel safe and protected. Safety in numbers in some ways.
Tell us about your first Pride experience, what & where was it?
I honestly can’t remember my first!! I’m almost 100 years old !! but my favourite was hosting EuroPride in Sweden and seeing so much diversity from around the world, it was a beautiful and very humble experience.
What is your favourite part of Pride?
The After Party!! (oh and peace and love obviously cough cough)
Do you have a favourite Pride memory?
Meeting my Partner DysAlexia, we met at Manchester Pride and have been together ever since. If it wasn’t for Manchester Pride, neither Funnyboyz or my very happy 4-year relationship would even exist.
Why do you think Pride is still important?
It’s important, so people never forget we are here and we are not going anywhere. Pride will be important until every country on earth accepts our community with the same equality as every other demographic.
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