Pride in London: Heartstopper stars give phobes the finger

Heartstoppers stars Kit Connor and Joe Locke Pride in London
Image: Twitter

Dancing Heartstopper stars Kit Connor and Joe Locke gave protesting homophobes the finger during the 50th anniversary Pride in London march today.

Scroll down for the Kit Connor’s vid

Fellow Heartstopper stars  Kizzy Edgell, Corinna Brown, Tobie Donovan and Sebastian Croft joined the series leads at the march.

As the Heartstopper stars passed a group of religious fruitcakes protesting homophobes, they stopped to dance. Who wouldn’t?  Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ was blaring over the parade route.

Amongst the noise, someone on a speaker rabbiting on about fornicators and all the usual.

However, some sort of altercation then commenced between a marcher and a besuited, moustachioed leftover from the British Raj. That gent called police to his assistance and spoke very sombrely to the responding officers. It’s impossible to hear what he said. However, I consulted a lipreader who claimed to discern the words, “Gosh and botheration. Do your job man and take that sodomite to the Tower.”

Admittedly, he’s not a professional lip reader.

Heartstopper stars

Meanwhile, the Heartstopper stars, wrapped in rainbow flags, danced joyously to Whitney.  And equally joyously, gave the phobes the finger.

Kit Connor shared footage of the incident on Twitter.

“I was videoing and screaming at them but please don’t be mistaken, it wasn’t ‘Kit Connor and the rest of the cast,’ it was [Joe Locke] and [Sebastian Croft] front and center.

“Please give them credit for doing something so powerful.”

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Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at

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