AN AWARD-WINNING tv presenter has signed up to host an online version of one of the UK’s biggest, free LGBTQ+ events this summer.
Organisers of the Northern Pride Festival announced last week that its annual celebration would be moving online this year, with Northern Pride Online 2.1 to take place on 24 July 2021.
And while a packed programme of planned entertainment is still under wraps, organisers have revealed that popular DJ and tv presenter Gok Wan will be joining queen of comedy and Boulevard favourite, Miss Rory, to co-host the event.
Gok rose to fame in 2006 with his show How to Look Good Naked and has gone on to present a number of his own shows and documentaries, both in the UK and abroad.
Along with tv work, Gok has enjoyed a successful career as a DJ, authored several cookbooks and is an ambassador for national LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall.
Ste Dunn, Director of Northern Pride, believes Gok is a fantastic addition to their virtual line-up.
“We are absolutely delighted to have Gok joining Miss Rory to co-host the event this year and I think they’ll make an incredible team,” said Ste.
“While we won’t be able to celebrate Pride weekend in person this year, we have huge plans for Northern Pride Online 2.1, which everyone will be able to enjoy for free and from the safety of their own homes.
“We had an excellent online event last year and we can’t wait to build on that, with what is already shaping up to be an amazing day of entertainment for the community.”
Northern Pride also announced that singer-songwriter MXYM and content creator Dami Fawehinmi will be interviewing members of the public and gathering stories from members of the public to share across the event.
For more information about Northern Pride, visit www.northern-pride.com or search northernprideuk on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.