South African-born singer Toya Delazy and her wife Allison “Ally” Chaig welcomed their baby girl, Kali Langa, on 20 May. The Pump It On hitmaker’s family headed to London Pride on Saturday 2 July for some fun in the sun with the LGBTQI+ community. Taking to Instagram on 4 July, Delazy shared a heartfelt message about queer families and the importance of protecting the LGBTQI+ members of your family.
TOYA DELAZY AND HER FAMILY CELEBRATE LONDON PRIDE
London Pride on 2 July marked the 50th anniversary of the event. More than a million people gathered at Trafalgar Square to share in the joy of being queer.
The colourful event saw performances from Emeli Sandé, American singer-songwriter Ava Max and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winners The Vivienne and Lawrence Chaney.
Toya Delazy shared a heartwarming photo of her family at London Pride together, marking her family’s first pride event.
“Our first family pride. Siyanithanda (We love you), it’s all love from here,” wrote the singer.
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TOYA DELAZY ON QUEER FAMILY
In another Instagram post, Toya Delazy said she was grateful to attend the El Dorado Festival in Herefordshire with her family. Delazy was one of many acts who took the stage at the four-day festival that kicked off on 30 June.
“I always search hungrily for family faces in the crowd, now I have them, everyone deserves that typa joy.”
“Happy Pride – Protect the queer members of your family because it starts and ends with family – ubuntu teaches us respect is mutual and that connects us with [the] diverse ecosystem we live.”
“This is my life, wife, my best friend and the mother of my child. I am grateful to have them. It’s changed my whole life,” wrote the singer.
‘HEARTSTOPPER’ CAST DANCES IN FRONT OF ANTI-LGBT PROTESTERS
The cast of Netflix’s LGBTQI+ show Heartstopper was also at London Pride and they did not let anti-LGBTQI+ protestors steal their joy.
In a video posted by UK journalist Scott Beasley on Twitter, Sebastian Croft and Joe Locke, who have lead roles in Heartstopper, danced to Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody and flashed their middle fingers at the protestors.