I went to my first Pride last year. I also went to Trans Pride last year.
I think I personally preferred Trans Pride for the atmosphere and it was definitely a march rather than a parade. Because there’s still a lot of issues with trans rights and it’s marching to make people aware of that and the fact that trans people exist! Trans, non binary, other than cis people, there are people!
Whereas with Pride I feel that a lot of it is, it’s a party, it’s a parade, we’ve got all the rights and it’s all over with and we’re celebrating. We have come a long way, but the fight isn’t over. I think that bit is missing from it. I think after the parade bit, the more of the festival bit, it’s just an excuse to get drunk. Mainly illustrated by the fact that when I went to the festival bit, there were far more bars than there were support tents, or anything like that. I think that speaks massively about people’s intentions.