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Lanarkshire man takes great Pride in organising inaugural summer event

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The Lanarkshire LGBT community will be able to take part in their own special event this summer.Making up a sizeable section of the overall community and with no celebration of note happening in the local area, Wishaw man Garry King decided to change that by organising Pride Lanarkshire.The 33-year-old, who runs a performing arts group charity for young people, was instrumental in the rainbow Pride flag being flown last year at the council’s Civic Centre headquarters in Motherwell.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android However, he remains disappointed that until now there have been no significant or official Gay Pride events in North Lanarkshire.Garry, who last year was named as the first winner of the Pride Glasgow TikTok Drag Race competition, has enlisted the help of colleagues and friends to arrange an inaugural event that will facilitate a day of celebration for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the local authority area.“I think if you look at Lanarkshire as a whole there’s is nothing.

There’s not even any pubs that do anything at all.“I’ve been doing this stuff in drag and being filmed for a TV campaign and it’s going all over the UK, there’s Pride events happening in Edinburgh, London and Glasgow and I just kept thinking there’s nothing happening here.“We have a number of

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