Friday 24 May, 2019 – XXL Ruggercub
Saturday 25 May, 2019 – XXL Bear Pride
Sunday 26 May, 2019 – XXL Hardon
Pulse, No 1 Invicta Plaza, South Bank, London, SE1 9UF
Plus, other partner venues, TBC
XXL Bear Pride is an annual event held over the second May Bank Holiday weekend.
Founded by XXL in 2002 (then called Bear Necessities) it’s a fur-tastic roster of incredible events not only at XXL but across other LGBTQ venues too whose collective mission is
XXL Bear Pride works in partnership with some of the best LGBTQ venues across London including: Eagle London, Two Brewers and Horse Meat Disco. Each venue hosts specific events during the Weekend ensuring something for everyone.
Previous XXL Bear Pride events have included: DJ’s Moto Blanco, Paul Morrell and Alex Logan ripping up the dance floor; outrageous cabaret hosted by Myra Dubois, Doctor Woof, Miss Sherry Vine and Miss Peppermint (RuPaul’s Drag Race); back-to-back sets by Jon Pleased Wimmin and Mark Moore at the Two Brewers, Eagle London and XXL; Ruggercub at the Two Brewers; Mr Bear Pride, Fusion – with the Italian beatmaker Pagano – and a Beefmince disco set at XXL.
XXL Bear Pride raises vital funds for the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) who believe that LGBTQ youth homelessness is the biggest human crisis facing our community.
Of the 15,000/20,000 homeless young people in the UK today up to 24% are estimated to be LGBTQ with up to 69% of that number having experienced rejection, abuse and/or violence from their family after coming out to them.
It costs AKT just £25 to provide one night’s emergency support for a young person or £12,000 to place them with Carers for a year of their life.
Ash’s Story: https://youtu.be/3zmYg2e2oIw
Jovanie’s Story: https://youtu.be/QyLd501Y0to
Frankie’s Story: https://youtu.be/vXHvVJ_BUqw
Lexi’s Story: https://youtu.be/sG0yH6MXmAU
No Room For Hate: https://youtu.be/Mr6od4pzo68
Celebrity Video: https://youtu.be/YuWzylS4Rt0