This Saturday, a coalition of London’s LGBTQI+ community groups are holding a ‘George Michael – This is My Culture‘ free party to remember the Queer Icon’s life, talent and courage in celebrating sexual freedom. 2018 also marks 20 years since the release of his song, ‘Outside’ which was George’s response to being ensnared by a ‘pretty’ policeman in an LA toilet, arrested for indecency and subsequently cruelly publicly outed.
The event is back by popular demand after last year hundreds gathered on the Heath. This year the party is being held on the date of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding to provide an alternative celebration of love for the LGBTQI+ community. Guests are being asked to wear their wedding frocks.
The event will also help raise awareness of the work of ‘The Outside Project’, which supports and campaigns for the homeless LGBTQI+ people. Any profit from the event will also go to the charities services
“Throughout history our bodies and same sex desire have been sanctioned by the moral compass of the law. We may have lost a legend last Christmas but ‘F**k off this is my culture’ is George Michael’s liberating mantra; advocating sexual freedom mapped in the landscape of cruising grounds and public toilets. It’s here where his memory lives on in our celebration of his life and work and unapologetically taking our love outside from the closets and into the trees.” Damien Arness-Dalton, Queerseum
THE ALTERNATIVE ROYAL WEDDING PARTY ON HAMPSTEAD HEATH TO CELEBRATE GEORGE MICHAEL’S LIFE, TALENT & COURAGE IN PROMOTING SEXUAL FREEDOM.
Saturday May 19th 2018 – 1pm- Bandstand, Golders Hill Park, Hampstead Heath. Find out more on Facebook.