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Olly Alexander shares beautiful message for Pride in London

first_imgPalo SantoYears & Years released their second studio album Palo Santo yesterday (6 July) and it’s already number one in the Worldwide iTunes Album chart. They also announced a massive arena tour.But that’s not the only reason the band made headlines this week. Olly Alexander called out Instagram for deleting a photo featuring a gay kiss.Alexander reposted the photo to his Instagram Story. He wrote: ‘Just been informed @instagram removed the following image for being “offensive and against guidelines”. Let’s take a look!’He then requested a response from Instagram, before concluding ‘Not offensive’.Olly Alexander’s Instagram response. | Photo: InstagramInstagram later apologized for deleting the post.The social media platform released a statement simply saying: ‘‘This post was removed in error and we are sorry.’Instagram then reinstated the image.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/olly-alexander-shares-beautiful-message-for-pride-in-london/ While Alexander isn’t actually attending the festivities in the UK’s capital today, he took to Twitter for a special message.He tweeted: ‘Wish I could be with my London gaybies today for Pride.‘Hydrate, wear sunscreen, be safe , have fun and remember that Pride began as a protest. We have a long way to go to end homo/bi/transphobia and that we gotta lift each other up every day not just at Pride.’Olly Alexander criticized Instagram in his Instastory. | Photo: PolydorIn a follow-up tweet, he wrote: ‘Also – want to reaffirm my support for trans people. Trans women are women! Trans men are men! Also – non binary people are great!‘If somebody tells you they use they/them pronouns – use them! It’s not that hard – I promise your effort will be appreciated!’And then in one final beautiful message on the thread, he tweeted: ‘Finally we are an iNtERsEcTIonAL community… if we ever want true equality as queer people, we have to dismantle racism, sexism, classism, ableism & more.‘Let’s be respectful and listen to each other. We have much to learn, love you,’ he said. Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander just shared a beautiful message for everyone celebrating Pride in London today (7 July). GAYSTARNEWS-center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Olly Alexander. | Photo: Instagramlast_img read more