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Heartstopper’s Yasmin Finney continues to prove she is the moment as she poses up a storm at Black Pride in London

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Heartstopper favourite Yasmin Finney also putting in an appearance to celebrate her community.The Netflix star, 18, enjoyed a day in the sunshine for Europe’s largest Pride celebration for LGBTQ+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, and Middle Eastern-descent, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

Yasmin looked stunning in a black cut out ensemble, bringing along a fan with the trans flag printed on it in a bid to keep cool amid the heatwave.The actress – who plays Elle Argent in the hit coming-of-age TV series – donned a midi dress with spaghetti straps, wearing her natural hair and accessorising with eye-catching gold necklaces.Always on theme, Yaz wore vibrant eye make-up of all the colours of the rainbow, and couldn’t wipe the smile off her face as she posed for cameras.Thousands of LGBTQ+ people and allies showed up to Black Pride, donning their boldest, most colourful outfits, accessories, and face paints.The co-founder of UK Black Pride said she was ‘blown away’ with the community solidarity shown after more than 15,000 people showed up.Phyll Opoku-Gyimah – known as Lady Phyll – recalled much smaller numbers when the event was set up in 2005 in Southend-on-Sea, but now the number of attendees continues to rise.‘Our theme is power, and it’s about the collective power that we have within us for our communities, not a hierarchal power but a collective one for a movement which supports black and brown queer people 365 days of the year,’ she told the PA News Agency.‘Every time I see this it shows even more the importance of why we need a black pride that our communities need to occupy places they haven’t historically occupied.‘They have to take pride of place and understand that pride is.

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