Welcome to Pride in London

Find out more about the people and passion behind 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ people to express themselves creatively and celebrate their identity. Our events are designed to showcase the amazing diversity of our community and enable LGBTQ+ 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.

Our mission

Pride in London is our city’s volunteer-powered LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ the queer/invisible/other


Encourage unity amongst the LGBTQ+ community by supporting its grassroots


Fight for the rights of LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ 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.

Who's Who

Leon Collins, Director of Finance

Elizabeth Dumergue, Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement

Christopher Joell-Deshields, Chief Executive Officer

Dee Llewellyn, Director of Partnerships & Growth

Tim Noblett, Director of Marketing

Rebecca Paisis, Director of Operations & Event Planning

H Li , Director of Communications

Nik Tait, Director of Legal

Laura Pettitt, Director of People, Culture & Training

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Deputy Directors

Ash Bungarnayak, Deputy Director - Community Engagement

Isabella Di Carpegna, Deputy Director - Diversity & Inclusion

James Fok, Deputy Director - Finance

Martin Hutchinson, Deputy Director - Operations

Mandy Lehti, Deputy Director - Marketing

Jamie Wicks, Deputy Director - Marketing

Board Advisors

Asad Shaykh

Dan O'Gorman

Company Information

London LGBT Community Pride CIC, PO Box 59497, London SE2 8DS

Registered in England and Wales as a Community Interest Company (no. 8321669)