Hastings Pride 2021
Hastings Pride started with a big launch party back in 2016, this street party took over a large part of Hastings town center and had loads of great live music, stalls, entertainers and more. Hastings Pride 2017 was the first full on Gay Pride event, that one was a great success and paved the way for it to become an annual event in this interesting and quirky seaside town that I love. Hastings Pride 2018 was plagued by very bad weather, which was a great shame. Hastings Pride 2019 bounced back with another amazing event. Hastings Pride 2020 sadly like almost every major event that year was cancelled because of the Covid pandemic. These photos are all from the Hastings Pride 2021 event, which was back to being an amazing free event and had the theme Back to the 80’s. Fingers crossed for the 2022 event to be another very successful and fun event.
Hastings Pride is always one of my favourite events, in fact I was even involved with the planning stage for the first ever Hastings Pride event for a while, I wish I could have stayed more involved. It’s one of the few Gay Pride style events that (IMHO) still has the community feel to it and feels like it’s more about Pride than profit. It’s the one day in Hastings that I really feel I can be me, I can wear whatever clothes I want, wear makeup etc. and not feel like everybody is judging me.
LGBT+ Pride events should not be needed, people should just be accepted, no matter what gender or sexuality they are. Sadly there is still a lot of hate out there for all things LGBT+, in some countries it’s still illegal to be in a relationship with somebody of the same gender. In my eyes whatever consenting adults want to do with consenting adults is fine with me.
Am I part of the LGBT+ community myself? Yes! I’m very open about it. I’m a Genderfluid Pansexual. Genderfluid because I really don’t feel male, female or anything else, just a fluctuating thing bouncing around between it all. Some days I feel more male, some more female, some something different, some days I feel I have no gender at all. If I had to pick a gender to stay for the rest of my life I’d go for female as that is how I feel the most, sadly my body is definitely male. My Pansexuality means I am attracted to people differently to most, I judge people on how they behave, how they treat others etc. not on what they have or don’t have in their underwear.
Thank you Natasha Scott, Anton Burton-Windsor and everybody else involved in organising this great event, I’m already looking forward to next year!!!
To find out more about Hastings Pride please visit their website: