How can we all be better allies to the LGBTQIA+ community?
1.Educate yourself on LGBTQ+ issues
2.Use your privilege to uplift our voices
3.Use your knowledge to educate your friends/family
4.Make environments safer for us by standing up for us
5.Support our hustles
And don’t forget, true allyship requires consistency as well as uncomfortable conversations not only with others but yourself.
What one thing in your home screams Pride?
Well... I have a pride box, kind of like a memory box but it’s filled with a lot more rainbows and glitter. It initially started as a place for me to store all of the outrageous body sized flags I own but slowly it became a collection of all my queer memories; champagne glasses, t-shirts with queer slogans and even some questionable underwear lol
Your go-to Pride look is…
A light coloured two-piece, it must be a t-shirt and short combo though! And some fresh rainbow kicks to pull the look together.
Pride in three words?
Unity, victorious and soul liberating
Tell us a secret…
My mum was the reason I went to my first pride. I put a lot of energy into living stealth (which basically means under the radar as trans) so the idea of being in an environment full of loud and proud LGBTQ+ individuals terrified me but I’m SO glad that I listened to her. Pride really showed me that I wasn’t alone, that I had a community and that I, like anyone else, should be proud of who I am.