This weekend Pride took place in London. It’s one of the biggest celebration of the LGBT community. The highlight was definitely yesterday’s Pride Parade.
I met up with Monica for brunch in Soho, where all the streets were decorated in rainbow colours and then we went to see the parade at Oxford Circus.
It was simply awesome! I’ve never seen anything like it before. There were wagons and busses, decorated, glittery and colourful, people in costumes, dancers, marching bands. Big organisations and companies, like TfL, the Miners Union, London Fire Brigade and Starbucks were participating with very impressive vehicles and much ado and even the Armed Forces were marching to show their support; and then there were small community centres, help groups, and NGOs, just marching, showing pride. The most heart-warming was a small group with a very humble banner, stating the support of elderly LGBTs – and grey-haired men, women and couples walking hand in hand.
And as a cherry on this rainbow-coloured cake, we had a small IULM reunion and a bit of uni-nostalgia as we met up with Luca and Valery – friends from our uni in Milano who happen to live in Abu Dhabi now, but came to London to attend Luca’s graduation.
*here’s to the Iulmini*
a very happy, supportive and colourful