July 13th, 2016 — I turned 21, did anyone care? NO! Because it was was also the day that David Cameron resigned as prime minister, and was succeeded by Theresa May.
July 13th, 2017 — I turned 22, did anyone care? NO!* Because all people were talking about was the most recent general election and Brexit.
July 13th, 2018 — I will be turning 23, will anyone care?..
This year on Friday the 13th, Donald Trump will be making his first official state visit to the UK as the 45th President of the United States. I for one, am done with conservative politics upstaging the day of my birth. So please join me in protesting the arrival of the racist, sexist, transphobic and homophobic «leader of the free world” in the UK. Let’s show him a Friday the 13th he won’t forget.
Please invite and share with your friends, neighbours, and lovers. Let's get this as big as possible.
Dress code: I will be in drag, you are most welcome to come dressed however you feel most comfortable or powerful at such a shindig. In lieu of birthday cards please bring banners and placards.
More details to follow, but the plan is to join up with the other protesters on the day (in particular the ‘Drag Protest Against Trump UK Visit’ group: https://facebook.com/events/2083878568520178/
). I’ll be bringing a cake, but please bring your own napkins and forks, as I may not have enough to go around.
After the protest, we can all go to spoons for some B-Day woo-woos and then we can all catch The Incredibles 2 (and yes, we can all go to Tesco before to stock up on sweets because we all know how expensive cinema popcorn is).
*In fairness, Taylor Swift did care about me turning 22, I hear she was feeling it.