Why is Pride important to you?
Pride is important to me because of what it represents. It is about taking the first step, breaking free and fighting to live the life you want and deserve. It is about honouring the people who came and fought before us and allow us to continue to fight for equality.
How have you been celebrating Pride month?
It's been different here in quarantine, but we were lucky enough to be able to do a Pride episode of our lockdown show called ‘How's Your Head, Hon’ on BBC3. I had the honour of marrying a beautiful couple all the way in Dundee, Scotland over Zoom! It was GLORIOUS!
Tell us your best Pride memory?
I have a LOT of Pride memories from around this beautiful globe, but for me, the best Pride memory was my first Pride in NYC. Being down on Christopher Street in NYC and seeing what pride really meant. It was a moment I will never forget. The freedom, the happiness, the joy, the celebration, but also the meaning of the march...
What advice would you give to someone struggling to show or feel Pride at home?
First and foremost, I would tell them to make sure they are safe! Now is not the time to come out if you aren't in a guaranteed safe space or have one to go to. IF you are safe, then WAVE THAT RAINBOW FLAG HIGH! You can have Zoom calls with friends - dance party Zoom, cocktail party Zoom, blast your music, dance around the house, put makeup on, bake a rainbow cake (like I did) and just celebrate!