Sunday, 19 March 2017

Pride in London theme for 2017 announced

Pride in London have announced that the theme of this years Pride parade will be "Love Happens Here".

Organisers say they want to emphasise "hope, acceptance, activism, and love" of the capitol while also drawing attention to ongoing struggles for LGBT rights, adding there is "still work to do".

It's different to what some Pride events in the United States are doing this year, with many going with a protest theme, aimed at the continuing resistance against the Trump Administration.

Homosexuality was only decriminalised in the UK 50 years ago but struggles continue. For example same-sex couples in Northern Ireland still don't have the same rights as the rest of the UK.

Pride in London said via their website:

Organisers predict this years parade on July 8th could be the largest ever and are calling on the LGBT community to send in person stories, using the hash tag #LoveHappensHere.

A spokesperson said: "We're asking each and every one of you to show the world that London is open, and that Love Happens Here".

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