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Ann Wallace • Editor

“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”

O

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+

community.

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

Flight Time.

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