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Who we are
Pride provides a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant people) to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing. Our annual Parade through the heart of the West End gives us a chance to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the city about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.
Who is involved?
Pride includes people of every race and faith, whether disabled or able-bodied, and all sexualities and genders including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, trans*, genderqueer, gender variant or non-binary as well as straight and cis allies. Pride in London is run entirely by volunteers. We came together as London LGBT+ Community Pride in 2012 to find a way to deliver a Pride that London deserves. Join Team Pride
- Be fully inclusive of all sections of the LGBT+ community, free at the point of access
- Provide a celebration of LGBT+ life and a platform to continue the fight for equality and to challenge prejudice
- Establish Pride in London on a sustainable footing and grow the festival over time to serve better the needs of London’s LGBT+ community and promote London as a beacon to the world
We aim to be transparent as far as possible. That's why we hold regular open meetings to report on Pride and gather feedback. We are also committed to engaging with residents, businesses and other groups who are involved in or affected by Pride.
How is Pride run?
We have a voluntary board made up of independent directors. The board appoints people who it believes have the skills and experience to run Pride. Our senior managers make Pride happen and often manage teams of their own. We also have a Community Advisory Board, which scrutinises the decisions of the board and provides guidance on inclusivity and transparency.
- David Bloomfield, Director of Finance
- Alison Camps, Co-Chair and Director of Marketing
- Iain Walters, Deputy Director of Marketing
- James Holt, Director of Communications
- Alexander Webb, Deputy Director of Communications
- Siobhan Linard, Director of Operations
- Kirsty Wilkins, Deputy Director of Operations
- Patrick Lyster-Todd, Director of Community Engagement
- Steve Tayor, Deputy Director of Community Engagement
- Michael Salter-Church MBE, Co-Chair
- Polly Shute, Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships
- Mohsin Zaidi, Director of Secretarial and Legal
NB: Deputy Directors are not board members, but may deputise for their Director from time to time.
London LGBT+ Community Pride is a community interest company (CIC), which means that any surplus we generate can only be reinvested in Pride or given as grants to LGBT+ community groups. We reserve the right to exclude any organisation whose policies or leadership do not support the values of acceptance and inclusion that Pride promotes – which is a decision we will only take after consulting with our Community Advisory Board. Our logo was designed by Michael McDonough.