Pride in London LIVE launch
19 April 2017
For the first time Pride in London will host a live weekly interactive panel discussion, broadcast on Facebook.
The series will cover topics including sexual health, LGBT+ families, mental health, being LGBT around the world and London's LGBT+ community groups. The aim is to spark conversations and help bring people together in our community. Key figures from the LGBT+ community as well as industry leaders will feature as guests drawing on their expertise. Viewers will be able to comment on the live stream and get their questions answered live by guest panelists.
The series will run for 12 weeks starting from Thursday 20 April with each episode broadcasting live on Facebook from 7:30pm for 20-30 minutes.
Episode 1 on Thursday 20 April from 7:30pm will discuss "Do We Still Need Pride?" will be presented by ITN reporter, Minnie Stephenson and will feature the Co-founder of Stonewall Lord Cashman, Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships for Pride in London, Polly Shute, journalist Owen Jones and activist Bisi Alimi.
Pride in London are partnering with Compare The Cloud who are making the project possible with studio space and technical expertise.
Matthew Hemes, Senior Manager of Social Media at Pride in London said:
“This is the first time we’ve ever been able to run a project on this scale, and the first time our community will have it’s own interactive, dedicated online show. We’re very excited about the series and hope it will sparks discussions in the LGBT+ community and beyond, and help address real issues and also aid understanding.
“Through Facebook Live we can create an open platform where conversations can be had freely, where our audience can ask questions, and we can give viewers direct access to some of the most prominent and influential LGBT+ figures. I’m really looking forward to working with Compare The Cloud to make this happen.”
Andrew McLean, Director of Compare The Cloud said:
"LGBT rights are hugely important to us and we're really excited to be partnering with Pride in London to produce a series of Facebook Live discussions."
Notes for editors
Pride in London LIVE starts Thursday 20 April from 7:30pm on their Facebook page. Watch every Thursday from 7:30pm until Pride on Saturday 8 July. Search London LGBT Pride.
Pride in London hosts a two week Pride Festival from June 24, with the main parade taking place through central London on Saturday July 8.
Pride is run entirely by volunteers, and is only possible thanks to generous donations and the committed support of businesses, organisations, individuals and the Mayor of London.
Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/LondonLGBTPride/
Pride in London: @LondonLGBTPride
Compare The Cloud: @CompareTheCloud
Lord Cashman: @mcashmanCBE
Bisi Alimi: @bisialimi
Polly Shute: @shute_polly
Minnie Stephenson: @MinnieSteph5
Matthew Hemes: @MattHemes
Andrew McLean: @MrAndrewMcLean
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