13 Questions with Kira Live before Leeds LGBT Pride 2016 (Interviews)

We at #gayleeds sat down with #gayleeds regular Kira Live prior to Leeds LGBT Pride’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration to ask her a few questions before the big Prade day on Sunday 7th August…

1.) If you could give the world one piece of advice, what would it be?

Live every day like it’s your last and never be afraid to love freely

2.) If you could have a room full of any one thing, what would it be?

It would have to be filled with family and friends

3.) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’ve heard all of the short jokes far too often so it would have to be my height!

4.) What’s your favourite meal?

Love Saturday Night Fajitas!

5.) What’s your guilty music pleasure?

Love her or hate her, it has to be Celine Dion!

6.) What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

I’d sit down all the world leaders and demand world peace!

7.) What is the best advice you’ve ever given and received?

I was taught to always be myself and always stay kind, over the years I’ve become a huge believer in karma, so my advice would be to only treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.

8.) What is your greatest regret?

I regret not learning to play the piano and guitar… There’s still time I guess!

9.) What is your biggest achievement so far?

On a personal level, it has to be becoming a step mum and wife, career wise I’m so pleased to have been able to perform to my home crowd at Leeds Pride for the last 10 years. What an achievement given that Leeds LGBT Pride turns 10 years old this year.

10.) If you could date anyone who would it be?

I’d better pick the wife I suppose!

11.) What was your first pride event, what was it like?

Manchester Pride was my first, loved every minute of it but my first Leeds pride event was 2008. The event was so much smaller back then, it’s been amazing to watch it grow over the years to the size it is now.

12.) You’re a familiar face on the #gayleeds scene, but which is your favourite LGBT venue? 

The bridge was the first venue I visited in gayleeds before I moved here so I always consider it ‘my local’.

13.)  Drag is an important part of Pride events, who is your favourite Drag King or Queen?

We’re so lucky in Leeds to have such a diversity of drag, from old school to cutting edge… I think for me the person breaking all the rules and re-defining drag at the moment would have to be Uma Daze. I’d also like to mention our Queen Bee winner Brooke Spear who we are so proud of!

Thanks Kira for answering these questions. Don’t forget you can see Kira Live live on Sunday 7th August at Leeds LGBT Pride Tenth Anniversary Celebration on the Trinty Main Stage in #gayleeds (Lower Briggate).


*Leeds LGBT Pride is a free nationally renowned cultural entertainment city centre event that celebrates diversity, equality, sexuality and gender identity in the city of Leeds and beyond.

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