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Absolutely Proud: Europride 1992
February 12, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In 1992 about a 100,000 LGBTQ people celebrated right here in Brixton. Volunteers of the Pride committee in London invited the whole of Europe to stand absolutely proud with us. Despite the onslaught of state homophobia, HIV/AIDS pandemic, media hostility and public indifference, we marched, and we partied. Listen to some of the stories of people who were there.
Speakers include King Frankie Sinatra aka Karen Fisch, star of the award-winning Rebel Dykes film, producer and host of Kings of Clubs at the RVT,
Peter Scott-Presland, playwright, historian and director of Homo Promos Theatre Company and Clare Truscott, Lambeth Links trustee and Pride committee 1990 when the EuroPride idea was dreamt up.
Image: Courtesy of the Gordon Rainsford Archive, Bishopsgate Institute GR_E1992_6
Confirmed Speakers include:
King Frankie Sinatra aka Karen Fisch, star of the award winning Rebel Dykes film, producer and host of Kings of Clubs at the RVT, was there being absolutely outrageous.
Savi Hensman, activist, poet and former worker at the Black Lesbian and Gay Centre.
Kevin Moore Semi retired , percussionist, businessperson, Club promoter (if…) involved in Pride 1988-1994 with 5 years as the Open Stage Manager.
Adam Jeanes aka Sister Sic Transit Gloria Swanson of the Order of Perpetual Indulgence, former Chair of London LGBT Pride 1993-1996.
Peter Scott-Presland, playwright, historian and director of Homo Promos Theatre Company. He organised the Cabaret Tent.
Ebbonknee, International Cabaret Artiste Extraodinairé, who went to Europride as Carmen (Rollers) Miranda.
Steve Taylor is a Board Member of the European Pride Organisers Association, and Communications Director for WorldPride in Copenhagen. He was Deputy Director of Pride in London from 2013-2018.
Clare Truscott, Lambeth Links trustee, was part of the Pride committee in 1990 when the whole EuroPride idea was dreamt up.