Find out more about the people and passion behind Pride in London
Welcome to Pride in London
Pride in London is powered by a mixture of staff and volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity. We are a not-for-profit organisation, and any surplus funds we raise are used to support the LGBT+ communities and improve the event.
Together, we run the UK’s biggest, most diverse pride, and our job is to make sure we provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ communities (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.
From Pride’s Got Talent, which helps to showcase the wonderful creativity across our communities, to our annual Parade through the heart of the West End and the amazing two-week, city-wide Festival that precedes Pride weekend, everything we do is designed to give LGBT+ people a platform 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.
Pride in London 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.
Around 150 people volunteer year-round to help us deliver what has become a world-class Pride. We are already a pretty diverse bunch, but we are looking to add to our diversity and are especially keen to receive applications from the Black, Asian, Minority ethnic, Trans, Bi, Non-binary and Queer communities. Gender equality is always a key consideration for us.
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 leadership team consist of volunteer Executive Board members, including Directors and Advisors, as well as full-time paid staff.
Christopher Joell-Deshields, Chief Executive
Rebecca Paisis, Director of Operations & Event Planning
Tim Noblett, Director of Marketing
Will De'Athe-Morris, Director of Communications
Wade Smith, Director of People & Training
James Fok, Deputy Director - Finance
Ash Bungarnayak, Deputy Director - Community Engagement
London LGBT+ Community Pride CIC, PO Box 59497, London SE2 8DS
Registered in England and Wales as a Community Interest Company (no. 8321669)