Pride in London announces applications are now open to participate in the parade to be held on September 11th 2021 after the original parade was cancelled due to the global pandemic.
This year, our theme will be based on Pride in London’s values of Visibility, Unity and Equality - for all of our communities. Our upcoming 2021 campaign will also amplify these values with a variety of multi-channel comms. Choosing one, or all of these values as a call to arms, we are asking the LGBT+ community to create banners, placards and raise their voices to ask the UK Government to act on the following:
To enact the Gender Recognition Act Amendment Bill
Immediate action to outlaw conversion therapy
Implement the 231 recommendations from all of the reviews commissioned by the UK Gov
The Windrush Lesson Learned Review - 30 recommendations
Lammy Review - 35 recommendations
Timpson Review - 30 recommendations
McGregor-Smith Review - 26 recommendations
Angiolini Review - 110 recommendations
Provide young trans people access to advice, guidance and medical support LGBT+ awareness training for all providers of social and healthcare services
Equal protection for LGBT+ communities against hate crime, by making homophobic, biphobic or transphobic hate crime an aggravated crime in line with racial and religious hate crimes
Finally a national AIDS memorial to remember those who died from the virus and those who cared for them.
Christopher Joell-Deshields, Executive Director of Pride in London said: “ The past months have been extraordinary with the continued Covid-19 pandemic. The LGBT+ community despite its resilience has continued to face adversity and we know there is a want and a need for the community to come together. This year we anticipate over 35,000 people will march with over 300 community groups, providing the opportunity for us to be visible, to lift our voices and do so in unity.
In addition,The Pride Festival - a month-long series of events, run by the community for the community, will be featured on the Pride In London website and social media channels, including our exclusive LGBT+ events platform Coming Out.
We will of course be following UK Government advice with all of our events and parade and will continue to advise participants and audience members of any changes we make to the events.