Ann Wallace • Editor
are Gay Pride
events in cities
all over the
world, not least
the UK, when
are alive with
n 28th June, 1969, a riot broke out at the Stonewall Inn in
Christopher Street, New York, a gay club in Manhattan. Police had
raided the club from time to time, but on that night, the customers
fought back. A protest broke out, with police and community
members clashing through the night, and it went on for the rest of the week.
It was the spark that ignited the beginning of the gay rights movement,
which snowballed into a much larger movement for the entire LGBT+
In 1970, the first Gay Pride event, called the Christopher Street Liberation
Day March, was organised in New York to commemorate the anniversary of
the Stonewall riots. People gathered all over the city, marching on Sixth Avenue
from Greenwich Village to Central Park. Soon, commemorative marches in
other cities started to spring up.
Today, there are Gay Pride events in cities all over the world, not least the
UK, when the streets are alive with rainbow colours and people march dressed
in outrageous wigs, make-up and outfits. We’ve picked 10 of the best Pride
events around the Flybe network – see page 26.
Elsewhere in this issue, we head to the hills behind the Costa Blanca and go
hiking in stunning countryside. Put on your walking boots and join us on page
44. If golf is more your thing, then our feature on Scotland’s Golf Coast on
page 50 should have you teeing off. And for dinner with a difference, join us for
a meal on the move in London on page 56.
On the business front, we meet the men who created boozy jam as a spin-
off from their gin business, and a travel expert who created a successful villa
company around his love for Portugal’s Algarve.
All this and more.
Enjoy your flight – and your copy of