21:00 Assemble at Riviera Bridge, 283A Kingsland Road, E2 8AS London, United Kingdom
22:00 Mince to Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London E8 2PB
23:00 Arrive at Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London E8 2PB
Speeches and performance on the street.
Access statement to be added and posted to this page 4/02/2020 – facebook event page here
Night Pride (Is a protest)
Out of the clubs and on to the streets.
We will not tolerate the hate speech & violence inflicted upon us and the murder of our lovers, friends & our LGBTQIA+ families /communities. There has been a rise in hate crime committed against LGBTIQA+ and other marginalised people in the UK.
One attack is One too many!
In the UK the battle for legal equality for Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals has made great progress yet this is not the reality for our Trans & Non-Binary family.
The equality fought for and legislated by the usually white, cis heterosexist establishment has not delivered true safety or liberation to many of us.
Black people, People of Colour, Disabled people,Homeless and Vulnerably Housed LGBTQIA+, Women, Trans, Non-binary, Gender non-confirming, Butch Dykes, Femmes, Drag Queens and Sissies and Fags are often at the front line of attack. Shamefully this is not only from society at large but sometimes within our communities.
The reality is we are under attack
Femme to Masc.
WE FIGHT BACK.
(Is a protest)
Not a demand for equality.
Not a demand for better policing.
Not a demand for mere tolerance and acceptance.
We are revolting, and we will have true liberation!
We will hold hands, share affection, kiss our friends and lovers wherever we want. We won’t be confined to the safety of our homes, clubs and community spaces.
We will express our gender identity in any way we damn please.
We will not hide the many ways in which we express our sexuality/ies.
We are unapologetic and unashamed.
We are authentic and real.
We are many and We will no longer be attacked.
We will be holding an open meeting 19:30 in the basement of The Glory for anybody that wants to get involved in Night Pride and other Queer Activism.
The Glory is not accessible. If you want to get involved but can’t make the event because of accessibility please contact us and we will arrange to meet you. The majority of our meeting spaces are accessible.
This is the first of three Night Prides:
Soho 2 Southbank