London's LGBTQ+ Community Mourns the Passing of Gay Rights Trailblazer Andrew Lumsden

3 Nov 2023

The LGBTQ+ community has lost a true pioneer with the recent passing of Andrew Lumsden. As a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front's (GLF) London chapter in the 1970s, Andrew was a fierce advocate who dedicated his life to advancing LGBTQ+ rights.

Through public protests and awareness campaigns, he courageously confronted discriminatory laws and homophobic attitudes of the time. Andrew was instrumental in organizing London's first Pride March in 1972, bravely paving the way for the celebrations we have today.

We stand on the strong shoulders of activists like Andrew, who came before us. His legacy lives on through the continued progress toward a future free of discrimination, where every member of the LGBTQ+ community can live openly, safely and proudly.

We will honor his pioneering spirit by keeping up the fight for equality. Thank you, Andrew, for a lifetime of standing up so we could stand taller. Your dedication and bravery will not be forgotten.

Pride in London