YAY MARIA made her Notts Pride debut last year and made such an impact. We are so happy she agreed to return for Notts Pride 23. We know Maria is super busy at Pride as she is scheduled to perform at Gladrags @ Rough Trade and The Bodega Pride Live
Maria has written us a short bio about herself and what Pride means to her
“Hiya! I’m YAY MARIA (she/her) & I’m a Queer & transgender musical artist.
I am very, very, very, very happy to say that I can participate in the Pride march & celebrations in Nottingham this.
Pride is a very important time of the year for me as it’s a chance for myself & people I care about to announce their presence in a safe atmosphere & in my case celebrate our queerness.
In an increasingly hostile culture towards LGBTQIA+ folks, it is important now more than ever, that we come together in love & support as a community to simply be – & hopefully have fun doing it. It is also a protest & we need to continue to fight for our rights. We’re not going anywhere & this is our time to show that. It is truly a privilege for me to participate in that in whatever way I can. Big love!”