“LOVE IS A TERRIBLE THING TO HATE”
Hi everyone, long time no speak. Before I launch into this post, I just want to give a couple of life updates. SO, I’ve moved to London! I have just started a year long internship with ASOS which I am very excited about. As I’m sure you can also see, I have updated my blog layout again. I’ve been working with my brother to create a theme that is perfect and although we aren’t there yet, we’re getting closer! I’m also trying out a couple of different idea aesthetics (aka quotes at the top of my posts, inspired by http://www.girlintheredcoatsite.wordpress.com) Let me know what you think or if there is anything you would like to see in future!
Now into the post. So it is now July (I know, how did that happen?) which means it is Pride time. I was lucky enough to experience Pride London this year on the 7th July with my two flatmates, Zoe and Ellen, and my goodness it was incredible. I have actually never been to a Pride parade before and it was honestly one of the nicest days of my whole life. So many different people simply celebrating and being happy with each other.
For anyone who is unsure, Pride Month was originally created to commemorate the Stonewall riots which happened in Manhattan in 1969. Due to this, many pride events are held all over the world around this time to show recognition and appreciation of the impact the LGBTQ+ community has had in the world. I have always been a really strong supporter of gay rights and the right for anyone to be who they want to be and to express themselves how they want to. I can always remember being confused as to why anyone would even care, let alone be offended by, someone not being exactly the same as them. It would be boring to live in a world of clones would it not?
Having attended a Christian school, I am well aware of people’s religious reasons for not supporting the LGBTQ+ community and while I will always respect everyone’s right to their own opinion, I will certainly not agree with everyone’s opinion. Pride London was just a perfect example of how a multitude of different people could come together and just BE HAPPY. That’s the goal isn’t it? Why would anyone want themselves or anyone else to be unhappy?
It was such a wonderful experience and I would encourage everyone to attend a Pride parade at some point in their lives. And I would also encourage everyone to do their research before forming opinions. Don’t pass judgement on what you don’t understand. I will never understand why some people get so hung up on things that do not affect them personally in the slightest. And if you are afraid of people thinking you are gay if you support gay rights then let me ask you this: If I supported animal rights does that mean I have to be an animal? The Pride parade was honestly one of the most inspiring and FUN things I have ever done and I am so happy I got the chance to go to one as big as the London one.
Now quickly before I finish, I thought I should mention what we wore as I am a so-called fashion blogger…
Incase you didn’t know, Pride is associated with rainbows which explains our colourful outfits!
Top – Miss Selfridge
Bag – Urban Outfitters
Skirt – ASOS
Sunglasses – Primark
Flares – Hissy fit clothing
Top – ASOSxGLAAD collection
Skirt – ASOS
Sunglasses – ASOS
I really hope that you enjoyed this post!