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The Pride edition of our #BlendOutBullying campaign is here and it’s amazing

By Max / Published on Saturday, 29 Jun 2019 12:33 PM / No Comments / 407 views

Pride month is an important time to speak up and fight for the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community.

So, we’re partnering with the organisation Anti Bullying Pro, who are involved with the charity The Diana Award. For our #BlendOutBullying campaign, we ask people to take a stand against online bullies by writing their hateful words on their faces in lipstick, concealer or contour and blending it out to create a beautiful makeup look.

For the Pride edition of #BlendOutBullying this month, we asked some incredible queer people to take part. Here they are, in all their loveliness.

Jade Laurice

Artist, influencer and founder of customised vintage clothing brand, Poca London, Jade Laurice is unapologetically herself. She grew up being called weird and odd from a young age, and now Jade expresses her queerness with her art. She prints slogans like ‘Queens Love Queens Sometimes’ on some of her pieces, for example.

Lottie Lamour

An influencer and a creative, Lottie Lamour proudly presents her life on social media. She experiences direct discrimination on an everyday level, and she shares her thoughts on her place in the queer community to provide crucial representation for those who can’t, or simply don’t want to speak. As a plus-size, lesbian woman, she shows her body in a beautiful, comfortable light.

Ellis Atlantis

Winner of BBC3’s Glow Up makeup competition show, MUA and drag queen Ellis Atlantis explores the beauty of queer culture through his makeup looks. In the the drag community, where exaggeration and being allowed to be yourself is mandatory, he utilises his makeup artistry to create amazing looks.

Jamie Windust

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One thing I want to try and do this yea, and want to share so we can all try it we fancy it, is to celebrate pride in ways that we haven’t done before. Instead of feeling obliged to day drink in the park and hang around with white cis gays, I think it’s a great idea to celebrate pride each day in the acts and things we do. Celebrating yourself, your milestones, your achievements and being able to feel pride within yourself and your identity for you I think is the most important thing. No matter how big the moment was, have pride in it as it’s taking you forward. Remember why we have this month, and the history of black queer trans women paving the way for people like ourselves, so that we can celebrate times like this. But also remember that although that history sounds a long time ago, many people are facing strife and prejudice that they’ve had to live with their whole lives still. Specifically trans and non binary people of colour, less abled queer people and people in parts of the world where same-sex relationships are punishable by death. Let’s celebrate pride within ourselves, and feel proud of who we are and how far we have come, and are going to go, whilst simultaneously ensuring that the discourse around pride moves further than cis, white, gay men kissing in public ! Happy pride my loves and however you choose to celebrate, know how loved you are 💛 📸: @grungekittyphotogeek for the amazing right queer right now exhibition last week raising money for @galopuk

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Writer, speaker and editor of Fruitcake Magazine, Jamie Windust represents a non-binary experience of queerness, regularly producting content for the LGBTQIA+ community through their work in magazines and social media. Fashion and makeup play a large part in their life. Jamie gets a huge amount of discrimination, but they’re fighting back.

Cambell Kenneford

Transgender model and activist Cambell Kenneford is at the forefront of trans representation, featuring in high profile campaigns for Pantene in addition to her large social media following. Unafraid to showcase her experience, she transitioned whilst at school but also received a lot of press attention. Having to deal with constantly being degraded, misgendered and told who she can be and can’t be online, she is showing her truth.

Lewys Ball

Beauty Youtuber Lewys Ball started experimenting with makeup at a time when young men in the industry were few and far between. Being in the digital space, where the beauty community is so interconnected with the queer community, there is more room for solidarity in the face of hateful rhetoric. With his digital presence, Lewys is trying to dismantle the restrictive and often dangerous expectations society has of us.

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