50 years ago, on 28th June 1969, the Stonewall Uprising started a series of events which kicked off the modern Pride movement.

In 2019, we celebrated the #PrideJubilee, remembering fifty years of activism, protests and victories that have made our movement what it is today.

Pride Jubilee Logo

Marking some of the key moments of the last 50 years...

The Pride Jubilee film marches through history to highlight the key moments that have made Pride what it is today, as chosen by the LGBT+ community.

  • 28th June 1969 - Queer people of colour lead the the Stonewall Uprising in New York, where members of the LGBT+ community at the Stonewall Inn rise up against continued oppression by the police and society in general

  • 1st July 1972 - The first official UK Gay Pride Rally takes place in London

  • Early 1980s - London is hit by the AIDS crisis, with thousands diagnosed with HIV over the course of the next decade

  • 9th April 1987 - Princess Diana opens the UK's first purpose built unit for the treatment of HIV patients, shaking the hands of AIDS patients without gloves

  • 9th October 1987 - Margaret Thatcher delivers anti-gay speech at Conservative Party Conference, widely seen as setting the foundations for Section 28

  • 23rd May 1988 - Lesbian activists storm the 6 O’Clock News to protest the enactment of Section 28

  • 12th January 2000 - The ban is lifted on lesbian, gay and bisexual people openly serving in the British Armed Forces

  • 30th November 2000 - Equal age of consent for homosexual couples is finally passed after being blocked multiple times by the House of Lords

  • 17th July 2013 - Same-sex marriage is passed in England and Wales

  • 2019 - As anti-trans protestors continue to hijack Pride events globally and attacks on trans people treble in ten years, the fight for trans rights continues


To find out more about these landmark moments and many more of the moments from the last 50 years that make the LGBT+ community feel Pride, we spoke to community groups and some of our Partners.

Watch the films here

Rainbow Planet

We've partnered with the Gay Liberation Front to produce a souvenir LGBT+ history covering hundreds of years of queer revolt and progress.

Find out more here

Celebrating our historical moments

The film sat alongside an outdoor advertising campaign that took over billboards, displays in stations and posters on public transport across the capital. The still images feature members of the LGBT+ community recreating the key historical moments in the style of classic Royal Portraiture, using the visual language of the most privileged people in history to elevate some of the most marginalised and oppressed.

Moments campaign Stonewall
Moments campaign UK first pride rally
Moments campaign Section 28
Moments campaign Trans Day of Remembrance
Moments campaign LGB Army
Moments campaign Legal Age of Consent
Pride moments Same Sex Marriage
Pride moments Section 377