This week, in the lead up to Glasgow Pride we decided to interview some of our writers to find out what Pride means to them!
What’s your name, age and where do you come from?
My name is Caity, or Caitlyn if you met me online before in the real world. I’m 22 in 2013 and I was born and raised predominantly in Australia, but am not very good at sitting still.
Why did you get involved in The Gay Agenda?
I got involved as I’m an avid blogger and love communicating with people through this medium. I thought my sexuality would be a new angle for my blogging, as my primary blog is about law and politics over at Stateless Diplomat. Plus, I hope I can add these angles in here.
What do you write about?
Law, politics and bisexuality. All of these are central to me 🙂
What do you do in real life?
I’m studying a joint honours MA in Law and International Relations, drinking f**k loads of tea and travelling.
Why is Pride important to you?
Pride as in the idea, not the event, is important to me because as someone whose sexuality can be easily erased or halved it’s something that keeps me sane, and gives me a feeling of belonging with the whole proud community. My pride keeps me secure in who I am, and is something I can share with my LGBT+ friends in a kind of mutually-refueling sort of way. I also think Pride as a protest is still hugely important to our social development, and a great experience for those who love it.
I’ve never been to a Pride parade, as I’m not one for loud street events. They scare me a little.
If you had a placard for Pride what would it say?
Purple and Proud
What’s your Pride soundtrack?
Spice up your Life – The Spice Girls
What are you proud of?
I’m proud of the little toe I have out of the closet, and all the anxiety and fear I’ve overcome to get the support I have. I’m proud of the UK moving forward on equality, and of Scotland leading the way.