Is that it then; the sole failings of London Pride that need addressing are access for the disabled and the priority given to the parade? How about financial accountability, transparency, and the domination over the years by a misogynist, gay-male clique? No doubt others could list other prominent failings.
Who participated in this meeting, and how was that decided? If it was open, where was it advertised? Is it just a badly written headline, or has the TUC somehow gained a veto on how LGBT communities in our capital may express pride?
Surely the unlining principle should be to get back to the roots of LGBT activism that had roots through lack of equity and oppression and yes as a GLF veteran, fun too!
ANOTHER new committee?
It seems this happens almost every year with alarming regularity.
It is pretty obvious there are two major problems here:
The first is LGBT people cannot organise a piss-up in a brewery; they see the entire thing as a right, expect everything to be free and then bitch and squabble amongst themselves as to what goes on.
Secondly, LGBT people are notoriously tight-fisted when it comes to putting their hands in their pockets, so either they start paying for their parties, or pack the whole thing in.
The only way this will work is for professional organisations to run the thing, and charge a realistic price for their services.
Gay men will think nothing of paying £20 to get into Heaven on a Saturday night, but balk at the concept of paying half that for Pride. Well it’s time people woke up and either footed the bill, or drop the entire fiasco completely.