Pride in London steps up international focus
6 February 2016
We're increasing our work with Pride organisations in the UK and around the world. There are more than 60 Pride events in the UK, including Luton Pride, which takes place for the first time this July.
After three hugely successful events, the time is right for Pride in London to be looking farther afield. We are working with Manchester Pride to organise a conference for UK Pride organisers, and a team from Pride in London will be visiting a number of Pride events around the country this summer.
Patrick Lyster-Todd, Director of Community Engagement for Pride in London
Pride in London's announcement follows a meeting of the European Pride Organisers Association last weekend, at which a membership application from Pride in London was approved. A team from Pride in London will visit Baltic Pride in Vilnius and EuroPride in Amsterdam this summer.
London consistently tops polls as one of the best cities in the world for LGBT+ people. We want to work with and learn from LGBT+ events around the world, and so we are establishing a new team to liaise with international Pride events and ensure we are represented on the world stage. We are proud to live in the world’s most diverse city and we want to showcase it to the world.
Stephen Ward, vice chair of Pride in London
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Notes for editors
London LGBT+ Community Pride was formed by volunteers in late 2012 to organise Pride events in the capital in response to the Mayor's tender exercise. The organisation has now delivered three increasingly successful Pride In London festivals, attracting almost a million people to 2015's Parade and putting London's Pride onto a sustainable footing.
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