Pride in London is a not-for-profit organisation with an aim to provide a platform for all LGBTQ+ people across London.
After a month of Pride festivities including performances, talks, walks and workshops around London, the parade is finally here! On 7 July, take to the streets to celebrate this year’s theme, ‘Pride Matters’, intended to prompt people to ask ‘What does pride mean to you?’. Interestingly, Pride in London’s polling of the LGBT+ community shows that 78% feel that pride means celebration, while 62% chose diversity.
How to Celebrate Pride in London
What’s On at The Parade
‘The Pride in London Parade provides a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow us to live our lives on a genuinely equal footing. It gives us a chance to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the world about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.’ -Pride in London
The route map and groups participating in the parade will be made available at Pride in London.
What’s On Stage
Women’s Stage: This year, the Women’s Stage moves from Soho to the iconic Leicester Square. Pride in London have partnered with DIVA Magazine to bring acts to the stage such as Heather Peace, Betty and Sinitta, Pride’s very own Godmother. Visit Pride in London for the timetable. Leicester Square – Saturday 7 July: 12.30 -7.30pm.
Cabaret Stage: As always, the Cabaret Stage will have colourful and entertaining acts including Pride’s Got Talent Winners Busty & Ginger. Visit Pride in London for the timetable. Dean Street – 7 July: 12:15 – 7:30pm.
Family Stage: The destination for fun and family entertainment including a special experience from Big Fish Little Fish, karaoke, performances from the Pride’s Got Talent stars and a bed time story with Pop ‘n’ Olly. Visit Pride in London for the timetable. Golden Square – 7 July: 12:00-7:00pm.
You can support Pride by volunteering, donating or buying merchandise to ensure you’re kitted out for the parade!
What’s for Supper
Consider SUSHISAMBA a one-stop shop for post Pride Parade refuelling. The restaurant will be featuring ‘Proud Maki’, a super colourful sushi dish, along with the ‘Pride Sambatini’ – a rainbow coloured cocktail. Duck & Waffle Local are pitching in on the dessert front with margarita-infused rainbow doughnuts.
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