Queens of Pop play at Leeds Pride Queens of Pop play main-stage at Manchester Pride
Queens of Pop play at Glasgow Pride
We have one Pride left to convince. We’ve written this draft letter to ask the Glasgow Pride organisers to take racism and misogyny seriously and rethink their decision to allow Queens of Pop to play Glasgow Pride. If you would like to do the same, we’ve made a template, just pop your name at the bottom and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dear Mr Smith,
We are writing to you to express our concern that “Queens of Pop” performing at Glasgow Pride could marginalise some of the most vulnerable members of our community in order to give our most powerful members a cheap laugh.
Their videos, depicting violence against women, shaming women’s sexuality, reinforcing body image issues, ridiculing addiction and mental health, turning HIV status into a joke and donning black face don’t reflect the LGBT community we know or want to be part of.
The Unity Centre in Glasgow supports LGBT migrant and asylum seekers placed in Glasgow, many from ethnic minority backgrounds persecuted in their home country for being themselves. Pride should be an opportunity for them to celebrate and claim a little bit of their liberation back. Not a place for them to “take a joke” and “realise it’s not meant to be offensive”. The issue of blackface being something we even have to debate within a minority group beggars belief.
Brighton Pride has stated that Queens of Pop do not represent what they stand for and that they won’t be booked. Leeds Pride has announced that Queens of Pop will not be playing and Manchester Pride has just announced they will not be making a main stage appearance.
The Glasgow Pride Twitter account has previously stated that the act is “amazing”. We wondered if you still think this is the case?
We love Pride and think everyone deserves to have the same welcoming, friendly and affirming experience. We do not believe that Queens of Pop will help achieve this so we’re asking you to reconsider their booking. Will you?
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