We are quite the energetic and vibrant bunch here at Peacci. I mean if our over 130 nail polish shades are anything to go by, then we’re really colourful in character. And that means we love a celebration, especially when it involves honouring and appreciating our LGBTQAI+ community.
What started as a protest many years ago has now developed into worldwide recognition of acceptance, unity and love. And although this year we can’t take to the streets and dance along to empowerment tunes, new and old, trust us, we’ll be cheering and cutting shapes in our respective homes (showers, bedrooms, every room in the house!).
It’s not just the parades that have been cancelled and put at risk this year but the very important people that make it happen. These are the artists and production companies alike who’ve not only had to either halt delivery of their shows, workshops, programmes but also consequently lost a huge amount of funding. It’s been remarkable to see how many artists have taken to their screens (a Peacci favourite has been watching the almost daily hilarity that is Leslie Jordan’s Instagram feed. Watch and weep in laughter) to maintain their work.
And to add to the support of some of these artists, Peacci is proud to be supporting to Marlborough Productions. They are leading UK producers of queer-led, intersectional performance, parties and radical community gatherings. The team were behind creating Trans Pride Brighton (the very first Trans Pride in the UK) and aim to provide a welcoming, safe environment and taking a specific interest in the intersection between LGBTQ+ and BAME identities.
Brighton Pride still goes strong broadcasting online instead this year, and we all have the opportunity to donate to the artists involved in the virtual programme, We Are Fabuloso. Click here to find our more.
Remember, although we continue to celebrate, this Pride was always a protest, so we encourage you to continue the learning journey of being an ally to our LGBTQAI+ community.
Let’s all keep the Pride going!