London Pride History

London Pride is a very diverse and humongous pride event, in terms of its sheer number of participants. Pride events officially started in New York in 1969 and London carried forward this legacy two years later. Some 200 activists from the Gay Liberation Front marched onto central London, but not after Drag queens had held a “dress rehearsal” a day before, pursued by the city’s police.

The first official London Pride event was held in 1972 and it was attended by roughly 2000 people. Compare this with 2018 when a little more than a million people participated.

Today, London Pride acts to push the frontiers for all members of the LGBTQ+ community in obtaining an equal societal footing with regards to their non LGBT+ counterparts.

Being one of the oldest and biggest Pride events to be held in the UK, its campaign for the rights of the LGBT+ community is not only significant, but also historic.

Considering the scale of the festival, London Pride attempts to create financial opportunities for all its participants, while being wholly inclusive for all classes of the LGBTQ+ community, giving each of them a platform to express themselves without any hesitation.

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Check out our London Pride page for more information.