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Why we exist

This year marks 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, and 3 years since the UK voted to legalise same-sex marriage, giving same-sex couples the same legal rights as straight ones.

 

We have come a long way in those 50 years, yet we face daily reminders that the global battle for true equality is far from over, and rights hard won can be threatened, attacked and taken away.


It has taken our community many years to secure legal equality for the whole community, and there is still work to do.

 

We exist to continue to fight for true equality and challenge prejudices that the LGBT+ community still sadly face on a daily basis.

Our mission

  • Be fully inclusive of all sections of the LGBT+ community, free at the point of access
  • Provide a celebration of LGBT+ life and a platform to continue the fight for equality and to challenge prejudice
  • Establish Pride in London on a sustainable footing and grow the festival over time to serve better the needs of London’s LGBT+ community and promote London as a beacon to the world

We aim to be transparent as far as possible. That's why we hold regular open meetings to report on Pride and gather feedback. We are also committed to engaging with residents, businesses and other groups who are involved in or affected by Pride.