Superheroes, Represent: Liverpool Pride’s Workin’ It With A Fab, New Superhero Theme
Liverpool Pride is coming! (But doesn’t “Superheroes Ball” have an awesome ring to it?)
So tell us, superheroes: will you be flying to the Superheroes Ball in Liverpool, or teleporting?
As the second largest LGBTQI pride event in the UK (with London as the first), Liverpool Pride is happening on August 3 this year, and they’re calling all “Family” and friends with magical rainbow powers (and those who love them) to convene for this special superhero-themed queer fete.
Expecting record attendance numbers, the Liverpool Pride organization committee anticipates 50,000-plus caped crusaders and Super-Friends are expected to make their way to Liverpool this year to participate.
James Davies, Festival Manager for Liverpool Pride, told Liverpool Life: “Every year brings new challenges and often it’s our community that comes up with the most creative ideas – that’s why we’ve always asked the public to choose their theme.”
He continued, “Last year’s Nautical But Nice theme was taken to heart by the community with thousands dressing up as sailors, pirates and all kinds of sea creatures and at least two boats. With Bonnie Tyler as this year’s UK Eurovision contender I’m delighted that our Pride community will bring her over 50,000 heroes this August.”
Time to get your super-gay superhero playlists ready—whether you can make it there or you’ll be there in spirit—here are a few sweet ideas. How about you plop these on over into your iPod?
We Don’t Need Another Hero – Tina Turner
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
I’m Not Your Superwoman – Karyn White
Holding Out for A Hero – Bonnie Tyler
Hero – Chad Kroeger
Spider Man – The Ramones
Flash Gordon Theme – Queen
Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
Young James Dean – Girlyman
Supermodel of the World – RuPaul
Batdance – Prince
Blade – KRS-One
Superhero – Ani Difranco
Singer Shine Your Light – Namoli Brennet –
Jimmy Olsen’s Blues (Pocketful of Kryptonite) – Spin Doctors
Any other suggestions? Well, we do have a couple…
If you can make it there, don’t take the superhero theme so literally. That way, we’ll see suited-up and costumed versions of folks like Harvey Milk, Bayard Rustin, Marsha P. Johnson and much, much more.
Every hero counts.
Kick all y’alls secret identities to the curb, get out there and save some lives with gear and glam, glitter and grease. Why? ‘Cause this is what Pride looks like: it takes a superhero to be live their life with pride.
Find out more about the event at the official website: http://www.liverpoolpride.co.uk
If you can make your way there, what superhero will you arrive as? And avec cape, or au naturel?