RACHEL FINN (LEFT) The Pride af­ter my mar­riage broke down…

Diva (UK) - - Feature | This Is Your Pride -

In 2015, my wife and I were work­ing away when, af­ter just 15 months of mar­riage, she told me she didn’t want to be with me any more. So I moved back home to my par­ents’ house and although ex­tremely heart­bro­ken, de­cided that rather than wal­low, I was go­ing to keep my­self busy and try to show ev­ery­one I was ok. It was then that I de­cided to vol­un­teer to march in the Manch­ester Pride pa­rade. I gayed my­self up (even more so than usual!) with rain­bows and a whis­tle. I got to carry the ban­ner at the front, right be­hind Sir Ian Mck­ellen, which made my sis­ter-in-law very jeal­ous! And just for that day, I man­aged to smile and be a part of some­thing huge, which made me ex­tremely y proud. Proud to be gay and proud to be who I am, n no mat­ter what hap­pens in my life.

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