Spotlight on London - Gay Olympics, World Pride and Cheap Flights for the Summer
by Gayborhood on 07/20/2012 - 08:41 pm
The brilliant sparkle of London’s summer lights are even brighter this year with the arrival of the Olympics, World Pride and an influx of global travelers. The city is positively buzzing, bending over backwards then springing forward as the events carry on into the heat. How is the gay community represented across the pond? Pretty in pink, faster than lightening and ready for a holiday.
Of the 10,500 athletes that will be competing at the summer games, there are a number of “out” competitors. Seimone Augustus of the U.S. basketball team and Matthew Mitcham of the Australian diving team are just a few of the gay players. Megan Rapinoe represents the U.S. soccer team and Marilyn Agliotti plays field hockey for the Netherlands.This year brings something new with Jordan Pisey Windle, the youngest person to qualify for the U.S. Olympic diving trials. Windle has two dads and is serving as grand marshal of central Indiana’s pride festival.
Veterans of the UK’s first LGBT Pride in filled the streets of London for this year’s World Pride event. A crowd of nearly 25,000 marched as they celebrated the 40th anniversary of Britain’s first Gay Pride parade in 1972. The event was slightly low-key with no cars or floats in the procession, but the atmosphere was still vibrant.
Needless to say, now is the time for a trip to London if you haven’t been or if you are simply looking for a fabulous vacay. Virgin Atlantic is offering cheap flights if you book them before July 25th. Want to get away and support your favorite Olympian? Go to Virgin’s website for cool prices on hot tickets - http://www.virgin-atlantic.com/us/en/ideas-lowestfares/lowest-fares/usa-special-offers.html?cm_mmc=US%20Display-_-paid-_-HereMedia-_-304631
If you make it there, be sure to send us pictures and give us your spin on a “Gay Vacay in London!” This is Straighty Says, and I’ll shoot it to you straight!