To celebrate the 50th anniversary of London Pride this year, Better Bankside showcased an exhibition of the beautiful and unique LGBTQ+ people of Bankside by photographer Eve Milner.

Having worked with Eve on a number of projects, we were thrilled that our Hopton’s resident Terry Morris and Eve worked together to create such striking portraits.

Eve Milner said of the project, ‘As a proud ally of the queer community, it has been an honour to work on this project to create portraits with local people, who I hope feel seen and celebrated. It was particularly enjoyable working with Terry to create several different portraits together, playing with ideas to show different aspects of his unique personality’.

Having lived in London for over 50 years, Terry said “When I came to London 53 years ago there were only about 3 gay bars. London now has vibrant and welcoming social scene for LGBTQ+  people and Bankside in particular is a wonderful liberal and multicultural area and is my dream place to live. As the posters on TfL say, “in London you’re free to be who you want to be and to love who you want to love “. Despite tiny pockets of homophobia still in London the vast majority of people are warm and welcoming…I’m here, I’m queer and I’m staying!!!”


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