Not the Kardashians … in fact, the Jenners rather than the Kardashians! But there’ll be keeping up to do since the Olympic athlete once known as Bruce Jenner will be coming here as Caitlyn for the third edition of the ARN Culture Business Pride Festival between 18 and 23 June in Playa de las Américas. The event is organized by Arona Ayuntamiento which has promised further revelations of big names over the next few weeks.

In a first visit to Spain, Jenner will be presented with the Alan Turing LGTBIQ award for commitment to the visibility of the trans collective. The festival itself will maintain the same format as the first two editions which have made it a benchmark of international and accessible gatherings of the most diverse perspectives. The full programme will be announced shortly and of course I’ll update as soon as it’s available.

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