Pride in London 2022: Parade applications now open

Jan 28, 2022

Pride in London announces applications are now open for participation in the parade to be held on Saturday 2nd July 2022. This year is a significant year for the Pride movement and the LGBT+ community as we commemorate 50 Years since the first Pride took place in the United Kingdom.

The campaign for 2022 will commemorate the past 50 years and our evolution as a movement; acknowledging those torch bearers who have come before us and their achievements. As we celebrate and look forward to the next 50 years, we’ll recognise the challenges still faced by our community nationally and globally.

Participation in the parade gives the opportunity for expression of celebration, joy and triumph but also the voice to rightly express the continued fight for those injustices and inequalities that exist amongst us. On July 2nd, we want to make a powerful statement as we march towards progress; calling on the UK Govt to ban conversion therapy for all LGBT+ people, reform the Gender Recognition, provide 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, end its hostile enviornment toward minority migrants, establish a national AIDS memorial that truly honours and remembers those who we have lost and the impact of HIV and Aids and to take a leading role in tackling the violence and discrimination against LGBT+ people around the globe.

Christopher Joell-Deshields, Executive Director of Pride in London said: “It is with pleasure that we are able to bring Pride in London back to the streets of London, during this momentous year in which we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March in the UK. Pride in London stands on its values of Visibility, Unity and Equality and we look forward to the community rallying together for an inclusive Pride parade that shows we can grow stronger together and more connected as LGBT+communities. There’s never been a more important time to support Pride in London as we raise awareness and celebrate the LGBT+ community. We look forward to your participation in the parade; where this year we’ll be offering free entry to eligible LGBT+ community groups ”.

The Pride Festival - a month-long series of diverse and inclusive events, run by the community for the community kicks off on June 4th. Events details will be featured on the Pride In London website and social media channels, including our exclusive LGBT+ events platform Coming Out.

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Pride’s Got Talent will return for its tenth year in 2022, continuing its objective of elevating emerging performance talent from within the LGBT+ community. Applications will open on our website 1st February 2022.

For more information on participation in the parade and to begin your application, please click here.

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