Heathrow Express joins forces with drag queen royalty reinforcing its commitment to diversity and inclusion

Mon 05 Jun 2023

Monday 5 June 2023 - Heathrow Express is marking Pride Month 2023 with the help of RuPaul's Drag Race stars Kitty Scott-Claus and Electra Fence to reinforce its commitment to promoting equality and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.

Kitty, Elektra and other dazzling, drag queen royalty – Olivia Laugh Love, Taylor Trash, Coco CoutureQueen and Samantha Stone – have filmed a spoof 'London Pride Ride' gameshow-style race, hosted by the founder of website Hunsnet Gareth Howells. The two teams competed to race between Heathrow Airport and London Paddington in the fastest time and stars of the video will take part in Heathrow Express' float at London Pride this year. 

A new Heathrow Express carriage emblazoned with the rainbow flag will also be unveiled later this month and visitors to London can get 15% off full-fare tickets until 1 July using the discount code Pride23.

This campaign is helping to shine a light on Heathrow Express’ ongoing commitment to diversity and equality. Internal initiatives including a LGBTQ+ network group, which won awards at the 2020 British LGBT Awards, is one example of how change is being driven across the business. 

Heathrow Express have also implemented a number of other initiatives, focusing on disability awareness, gender equality, race, and support for parents and carers. This commitment ensures that every voice is heard and represented. 

Daniel Edwards, Business Lead at Heathrow Express said: "We are excited to showcase the diversity and inclusivity that we believe defines Heathrow Express. It's been brilliant to welcome drag queen royalty like Kitty and Elektra on board as they add their unique flair and vibrant energy to our Pride preparations.

As the fastest route from Heathrow Airport to central London, visitors from across the world will travel on the Heathrow Express to Pride in London this year. Our aim is to always ensure that passengers feel welcomed and embraced throughout their journey with us.”

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Media Contacts
Mark Thomson: 07731 451350 / mark.thomson@thepr.network
June Field: 07751 082168 / june.field@heathrow.com



About Heathrow Express
Heathrow Express, celebrating 25 years old this year, is a premium non-stop train service between London Paddington to Heathrow Terminals 2 and; 3 with an extra six minutes to Terminal 5 and a free transfer available to Terminal 4. With its electric trains taking 15 minutes, it provides the fastest, most reliable and sustainable way to travel to and from Britain’s hub airport. As a dedicated airport service, it also offers passengers a calm and comfortable way to travel with its spacious cabins designed to provide extra capacity for luggage.

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