More than just a parade, London Pride is a city-wide festival of around 60 events. The event attracts thousands of people from across the UK and the world each year. For , the theme of London Pride will be PrideJubilee. Honoring the 50 Jubilee years since Stonewall, this London Pride aims to remember and celebrate all the activism, protests, and victories that have made pride what it is today. Aside from the Parade, Gay Pride London hosts a huge variety of events for the entire month, fitting for its diverse crowd.
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Pride organisers predicted that as many as 1. Huge crowds gathered on the streets of London as people celebrated 50 years since the Stonewall uprising in New York , which helped change gay rights throughout the world. Parade groups paid homage to five decades of activism and protests, and those behind the march said it was a chance to stand up to bigotry and hatred in all forms. Some groups, an increase of 25 per cent from last year, marched through the capital's streets in an array of colour, music and dance. Diversity was one of the main themes of this year's pride, with the introduction of a new World Area at Golden Square in Soho. There was also improved accessibility this year, including viewing platforms for the Trafalgar Square stage, sign language interpreters and captioning for all performances across two large screens, and accessible, gender-neutral toilets. A day before the parade, organisers declared a climate emergency in response to demands made by environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion.
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Around 1. Those taking part are celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall riots in New York, a moment which pushed the gay rights movement into the mainstream for the first time. The celebrations are expected to continue over the entire weekend, with hundreds of free live in and outdoor music and dance events planned well into Sunday. Alison Camps, co-chairman of Pride in London, said: "As we take to the streets of London once again, it's vital that we remember that Pride is not just one day a year - we must fight for the rights of all members of our community all year round.
Parade groups marched through London bursting with colour, music and dance as they marked 50 years since the Stonewall uprising in New York. The protests against police harassment of gay communities in changed the face of the gay rights movement around the world and the participants today paid tribute to those involved. Choreographer Ricky Jinks, 24, was in the capital for the annual march from Portland Place to Whitehall. Clare Kempster, 44, from Kent, was in a party of five, including two people with disabilities, at Trafalgar Square.