Proudly lesbian, I no longer go to Pride
Essayist and radical black feminist and founder of the blog Sister Outrider, Claire Heuchan attacks the misogyny of the LGBT world, pornography and rainbow merchandising.
by Claire Heuchan I still remember my first Pride, almost a lifetime and a half ago. I was fifteen and spending a day in Glasgow with my mother when we saw the parade start from Queen Street. In the years since then, I have often wondered whether the choice of that street as a starting point was intentional or not. But at the time I wasn't familiar enough with gay culture, or the ironic claim of insults to put it [...]