To celebrate the Pride Jubilee, Community groups and Partners share the moments from the last 50 years that make them feel Pride.
The Pride Jubilee honours 50 years of queer revolt, remembering the activism, protests and victories that have defined the LGBT+ movement since the fateful events of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. In these films, people look back across those five decades at a range of critical moments for our community - from the first UK Pride Rally in 1972 to the protests against Section 28 and from the airing or Queer As Folk to the work that brands are doing to build a more inclusive workplace for their LGBT+ employees.
For their Pride Jubilee moment AIDS Memory UK talk about the AIDS epidemic and how in 1996 antiretrovirals drugs significantly reduced the amount of AID related deaths.
Albert Kennedy Trust
For their Pride Jubilee moment Tim Sigsworth from the Albert Kennedy Trust talks about 2001 when the age of consent was equalised in the UK and what it was like growing up gay before it happened.
Pride in London Partner Amazon Music chose to remember the moment when Long John Baldry became the first out LGBT+ musician to have a UK number one as the moment which makes them feel pride. In the film, they talk about the important role that music - by LGBT+ artists and allies alike - has played for LGBT+ people over the last fifty years and the impact that music still has on the day of Pride itself.
Bringing us right up to date, one of the most recent moments in the global Pride movement was the repeal of Section 377 in India in 2018. In this film, Asad Dhunna, Director of Comms for Pride in London, talks about how it came about and the impact it had both in India and for British Indians in the UKBringing us right up to date, one of the most recent moments in the global Pride movement was the repeal of Section 377 in India in 2018. In this film, Asad Dhunna, Director of Comms for Pride in London, talks about how it came about and the impact it had both in India and for British Indians in the UK.
Barclays chose Equal Marriage as the moment which makes them feel Pride. In this film, Adam Rowse talks about why that landmark moment signalled such a big step forward and what it means for colleagues at Barclays nationally.
For their Pride Jubilee moment, Booan Temple talks about the brave moment herself and other activists stormed the BBC News to protest Section 28.
Budweiser chose the creation of the rainbow flag by Gilbert Baker in 1978 as their Pride Jubilee moment. Budweiser’s Pride campaign this year, Fly The Flag, looks at the meaning and importance of the many flags that represent each part of the LGBT+ community.
In this film, CMS talk about the work they have done specifically around trans and non-binary inclusion in the workplace. As Pride in London’s legal partner they discuss the work they do for Pride and how they are ensuring that the legal profession in particular becomes an inclusive place for trans and non-binary people.
Delta Airways and Virgin Atlantic combine to partner with Pride in London again this year, and in this film talk about their ongoing commitment to inclusion and diversity in their workplaces. As two companies who connect the world, their teams talk about the importance of therefore reflecting the world and the customers they serve by being truly representative.
First UK Pride
Geoff Sweeney, Peter Scott-Presland and Andrew Lumsden talk about the very first UK Pride in 1972.
For their Pride Jubilee moment CJ, Ramses and Hap discuss the importance and sadness of Transgender Day of Remembrance.
House of Rainbow
For their Pride Jubilee moment Daniel and Cynthia discuss the historical moment same sex marriage was legalised in England and Wales.
For their Pride Jubilee moment, LGBT+ Switchboard talk about the Admiral Duncan bombings in 1999 and how their volunteers supported a devastated community.
For the moment that makes them feel Pride as part of the Pride Jubilee, PwC staff talk about the uniting of their global LGBT+ networks to become SHINE. Coming together globally in 2019, they talk about what it feels like to work for an actively LGBT+ inclusive employer and what being part of Pride in London means to them.
For their Pride Jubilee moment soldiers from the Royal Navy talk about the historic moment the ban on Serivce by lesbian, gay and bisexual people in HM Armed Forces was lifted.
For their Pride Jubliee moment Stonewall FC discuss the momentous ocassion of playing at Wembley stadium - becoming the only non-league side to have ever played a competitive game on the home of England.
Tesco, Pride in London’s new Headline Partner, chose the founding of their LGBT+ network ‘Out At Tesco’ in 2004 as the moment which makes them feel pride. In this film they talk about how important it is to work for a company that encourages you to bring your full self to work and be able to talk openly and honestly with colleagues about your life and experiences.
Wandsworth LGBT Forum
For their Pride Jubilee moment members of the Wandsworth LGBT forum discuss the cultural and personal importance of when Queer as Folk first hit British screens in 1999.