This year we are spoilt for choice when it comes to Pride events. Everyone is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the monumental 50 year anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. With the influx of guys in London over the next two weeks, seems #rude not to make the most of what’s on offer. Chappy, the gay dating app bringing you Richard before Dick, has sifted through the overload of Pride activities to bring you the ultimate shortlist.
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Pride Parade – 8th July
The only place to be – ‘nuff said.
Otherwise known as ‘Deloveroo’, carry on the pride celebration in your dysfunctional hungover state from the comfort of your duvet and order a Bubbledog Purple Rain hot dog or Yo! Sushi’s Rainbow Sushi.
“Putting the Ho in Soho”, a cheap and cheerful tour of London’s seediest neighbourhood full of neon alleyways, raunchy stories and crazy characters. It takes about 1h15 and you get a Soho veteran tour guide to escort you.
A critically acclaimed play exploring the AIDS crisis and living in America in the mid eighties. Starring Andrew Garfield and Russel Tovey, book yourself in and see why this epic two-part show has received 5 stars across the board. Heads up, it’s over 7 hours long so sneak some snacks in.
One for the culture vultures among us. An artistic celebration of the decriminalisation of homosexuality 50 years ago. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.
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A legendary party full of secrets. Now in its third year, this Pride Party takes place in the heart of Soho from lunchtime right through until the last man drops. It’s notoriously tricky to get an invite and you’ll need to beg, steal or borrow your way into its glitzy guest list to have a hope of getting in. Challenge accepted!
UK Black Pride – Sunday July 9th
Launched in 2006, this day of family friendly fun celebrates African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American LGBT people from Britain. Head down to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to join the fun with some of Britain’s hottest DJs, dance acts, and performer- including London’s very own Beverley Knight
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