Does Pride still matter? As politicians harness hate, you bet it does

The demonisation of my community and family is unprecedented and terrifying, writes David Furnish

Sunday 04 June 2023 21:34 BST
I plan to march this year to celebrate the progress that we’ve made
I plan to march this year to celebrate the progress that we’ve made (PA)

It’s another normal day in the Furnish-John household. Daddy Elton has woken up in his tour hotel in Germany to check in with Papa David to see if our sons safely got to school this morning.

Every day I drop the boys off at the school gates, they bound into the building full of confidence and laughter. Parents and school staff give me a friendly wave and smile before I head into the office for another day’s work. This blissful routine was unimaginable when I was growing up in Canada.

I tried to come out to my mother when I was 21, but was met with a cascade of tears, emotion and fear. How would I ever find happiness? The simple things that brought mum so much joy – through marriage and parenting – would be unavailable to me.

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