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The 2019 Pride in London Impact Report is here! Discover how we addressed community concerns and made the monumental #PrideJubilee an even more inclusive experience. The following report also outlines 11 key strategic priorities that Pride In London is pledging to implement for 2020.

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What we achieved in 2019

  1. This year was possibly the largest Pride In London with 1.5 million spectators lining the streets of London to watch the parade.

  2. The Parade had 15% fewer floats, reducing the environmental impact compared to 2018.

  3. This year the parade passed off peacefully. Learning from the protests at last year's event, we undertook a fundamental review of parade security, putting in place a package of new measures to protect participants. 

  4. The lineup spanned the full range of the LGBT+ community, with over 30,000 people from a variety of organisations taking to the streets to march or parade. 

  5. With record demand once again, over 590 groups took part - a 32% increase on the number of groups marching last year. 

  6. This year Pride In London aimed to enhance the visibility of LGBT+ youth by introducing the Youth Section in the Parade. 

  7. This year was arguably the most diverse and inclusive Pride Parade seen in London. Our new World Area in Golden Square sought to provide a clear space for the BAME community.

  8. The four-week Pride in London Festival hosted over 120 events across London, 50% of the events featured were free to attend, with 70% of the events supporting charity or non-profit LGBT+ organisations.

  9. This year we have been able to put money aside again to protect us from a reduction in funding in future years, helping to ensure Pride In London remains free to attend.

  10. Our campaign film celebrating 50 years of queer revolt was seen by 2.9m during its launch spot on Channel 4, and received a total of 9.7m views across TV, Facebook, Twitter and on-demand video.

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Our strategic priorities for 2020

  1. Pride in London is committed to playing our part in the future health and wellbeing of our planet. We will, therefore, be taking further steps towards reducing our environmental impact.

  2. We will continue to prioritise parade participation for grass-roots LGBT+ community groups, and we will address concerns about 'pink-washing'.

  3. We will evaluate the implementation of our new security measures and continue to build on these. These changes include the development of new guidelines for people/ groups who wish to counter-protest.

  4. We will aim to make Pride in London accessible to all and continue to work with our advisors, community and delivery partners to identify where we can do more and better. 

  5. We will continue to support our trans and non-binary family both vocally and visibly, and seek to influence public policy in this area.

  6. Mental health is a growing concern across the LGBT+ community. In 2020 we are looking to expand once again what we do to meet the needs of our community. We will also explore the viability of a new, alcohol-free 'Quiet Pride' area.

  7. With the 50th anniversary of London's first Pride event only 3 years away, we are increasingly conscious of the need to understand better how we meet the needs of our LGBT+ elders.

  8. We will be reviewing, revamping and relaunching the format for Pride's Got Talent for 2020, intending to reach a wider audience.

  9. We will be exploring opportunities and demand for events at different times of the year. In 2020 we will also launch a major new initiative to help promote events run by community-led groups and LGBT+ venues.

  10. A priority for 2020 and beyond is to develop closer relationships with key strategic partners and explore how we can share the knowledge, resources, and work of Pride in London on a national and international stage.

  11. We will continue to create a financial buffer to protect Pride in London in the event of unforeseen circumstances. We still desire to establish a fund for LGBT+ community groups and plan is to launch this fund in 2020.


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