• My summer of love: ‘I took a date to Black Pride - and realised I loved him'

    23 days ago - By The Guardian

    He was able to exist so easily in my world that it helped me feel happier there too In the summer of 2015, I attended UK Black Pride (an annual event celebrating African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQI+ people). It is one of the few places where I feel truly among family. My difference as a queer person of colour disappears in the sea of black and brown faces dancing in the sunshine - jumping around to the likes of Mark Morrison's Return of the Mack and Jazzy Jeff's Summertime; songs that also bring back memories of London in the 90s, the London of my...
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