After boarding the Trainbow at London Euston, we made our way up North to Liverpool. The journey was anything but casual, from the RuPaul Anthems to the Champagne, excitement was in the air as everyone geared up for the night of celebrations ahead.
This year, the Gay Time Honours was held at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. All of the Honourees were rewarded with gorgeous Portraits by Ed Firth which are being kept at the Museum as an exhibition.
Mary Mac took the stage as the hostess and later in the evening performed her iconic Mary Mac Anthem and to say we were LIVING for it would be an understatement. As the room filled, it was hard to ignore the array of outfits that were an ode to the community we were celebrating.
As each Honour was presented, the acceptance speeches seemed to carry an overall trend of just that – acceptance. The feeling that carried the crowd could only be described as one of freedom of expression and unconditional love. The awards reached all walks of life, from music and art to activism and government. The individuals and groups who are representing the LGBTQ+ community were only too grateful to have been chosen as honourees.
After the awards ceremony, the glitterati made their way to The Cunard Building for the afterparty. But you know what they say… What happens at the afterparty, stays at the afterparty!