London Pride 2017

pride2017.jpg Let the count down to 8th July begin!! This year we will be marching at London Pride with our Gap Youth Club members. 

Pride have just launched their 2017 theme:

Marking 50 years since Parliament first voted to legalise homosexuality in the UK, Pride in London will be marching with a message of hope, acceptance, activism and love. We have come a long way in 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. Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland still don’t have the same rights as the rest of the UK, and it is because of Britain's historical role in the world that anti-LGBT+ laws exist throughout the commonwealth. As we continue to battle discrimination at home and abroad, London will send a defiant message to those who wish the LGBT+ community harm. We will take a defiant stand against hate, but also importantly, celebrate who we are.

When we stand together we are a powerful and positive symbol of acceptance, support and friendship. This summer join us to celebrate love in all its forms, and to be part of a movement that symbolises everything rich, colourful, vibrant and courageous in our community.

We will reject hate and we will say, proudly, Love Happens Here.