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Nicola Adams, Tom Prior and more deliver powerful readings in Speaking of Pride, empowered by Bentley

Julian Morris, Paul Sinha, Jack Guinness and Lewys Ball also star in the series as part of the Attitude Pride at Home digital festival from 9-19 June.

By Will Stroude

Words: Brian Leonard

Pride is a time for the LGBTQ community to use the power of its collective voice, but it’s also a time for listening and reflecting, too.

Nowhere are the values of Pride better espoused than in Speaking of Pride, empowered by Bentley; part of the Attitude Pride at Home digital festival running from 9-19 June on our YouTube channel and social platforms.

The premise is simple yet powerful: LGBTQ stars deliver a famous piece of prose – be it a poem, a letter, a book extract or even song lyrics – that is special to them.

Stepping into the back seat of a Bentley Flying Spur this year are Olympic champion and Strictly trailblazer Nicola Adams, who will recite a poem by fellow boxing legend Muhammed Ali, as well as Pretty Little Liars actor Julian Morris, who reads Carol Ann Duffy’s sensual queer poem ‘Warming Her Pearls’.

Meanwhile, actor Tom Prior will read a passage from The Story of Roman; the book that his recent LGBTQ romantic drama Firebird is based on.

Author Jack Guinness delivers the forward from his acclaimed 2021 book The Queer Bible, while internet superstar Lewys Ball recites lyrics from Lil Nas X track ‘Sun Goes Down’, which deal with coming out.

Finally, star of The Chase Paul Sinha turns to the band that “soundtracked his life” – Pet Shop Boys – for his reading; a recital of their 1990 track ‘Being Boring’, which Sinha describes as a “life-affirming anthem to hedonism and the acute sense of loss people feel along the way”.

Speaking of Pride, empowered by Bentley is part of Attitude Pride at Home, which runs from 9-19 June on, and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@attitudemag).

Attitude Pride at Home is to benefit the Attitude Magazine Foundation for LGBT causes. 

To donate £3 please text ATHOME3 to 70480 or click here.