Find out more about the people and passion behind Pride in London
Welcome to Pride in London
Pride in London is a vibrant and dynamic organisation that relies on the passion and commitment of both staff and volunteers who share a common goal of advancing equality and diversity. As a non-profit organisation, any surplus funds we generate are reinvested back into the LGBT+ community, to support initiatives and campaigns that aim to promote greater inclusivity and acceptance.
We are proud to run the UK's largest and most diverse Pride event, which provides a vital platform for all members of London's LGBT+ communities, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer, and gender variant. Our aim is to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and advocate for the freedoms that will enable everyone to live their lives on equal footing.
Through events such as Pride's Got Talent, the annual Parade, or our amazing new Human Rights Forum, we provide a platform for LGBT+ people to express themselves creatively and celebrate their identity. Our events are designed to showcase the amazing diversity of our community and enable LGBT+ people to be visible and vocal about the progress we have made, the work still to be done, and the importance of continued advocacy.
At Pride in London, we believe that diversity and inclusivity are paramount. Our events are open to people of all races, faiths, abilities, sexualities, and genders, including straight and cis allies. We have a dedicated team of approximately 150 volunteers who work tirelessly to deliver a world-class Pride event. However, we are continually striving to increase our diversity, and we are especially eager to hear from people in the Black, Asian, Minority ethnic, Trans, Bi, Non-binary, and Queer communities. Gender equality is a core principle that guides everything we do.
Pride in London is our city’s volunteer-powered LGBT+ force that unites our voice, amplifies our diversity and protests against inequality.
What do we stand for - Our values
Our values, visibility, unity and equality underpin all of our work and reflect who we are as an organisation.
Maximise visibility of the city’s diverse LGBT+the queer/invisible/other
Encourage unity amongst the LGBT+ community by supporting its grassroots
Fight for the rights of LGBT+ individuals to be equal to the majority in every way
Our Leadership Team
Our success is due in part to our dedicated leadership team, which includes both volunteer board members and full-time paid staff. Together, we work tirelessly to ensure that our event is inclusive and representative of all members of the LGBT+ community, and that we continue to raise awareness and campaign for the freedoms that will allow us to live our lives on a genuinely equal footing. Our team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, and we are committed to making Pride in London an event that our community can be proud of.
Christopher Joell-Deshields, Chief Executive
Rebecca Paisis, Director of Operations & Event Planning
Leon Collins, Director of Finance
Tim Noblett, Director of Marketing
Will De'Athe-Morris, Director of Communications
Wade Smith, Director of People & Training
Elizabeth Dumergue, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement
Martin Hutchinson, Deputy Director - Operations
James Fok, Deputy Director - Finance
Mandy Lehti, Deputy Director - Marketing
Jamie Wicks, Deputy Director - Marketing
Nate Pride-Whittle, Deputy Director - Training
Ash Bungarnayak, Deputy Director - Community Engagement
Isabella Di Carpegna, Deputy Director - Diversity & Inclusion
London LGBT+ Community Pride CIC, PO Box 59497, London SE2 8DS
Registered in England and Wales as a Community Interest Company (no. 8321669)