PRIDE first came to London in 1972 and has been a staple of the capital ever since.
But what is Pride London, where does it take place and what is it all in aid of? Here’s all about this year’s event.
Walking with purpose, members the LGBT+ community march in the 2015 London Pride parade[/caption]
When is Pride Month in London?
The month-long Pride in London celebrations kick off this Saturday on June 8 and culminate in the city-wide parade on July 6.
As always, it is showcasing the very best of London with theatre and cabaret shows, tours, exhibitions, conferences and museum events.
This year’s events include Pride escape rooms, self defence classes, LGBT+ ping pong, life drawing dance classes and the highly-anticipated Pride’s Got Talent competition.
The talent show gives new and emerging talent in the LGBT+ community the chance to perform onstage at Pride In London.
Pop star Sinitta will be this year’s Pride’s Got Talent Godmother while judging duties will fall to actress Mzz Kimberley and Pride in London producer Tom Knight.
Pride Month is not only celebrated in London, but across the globe.
Ab Fab actresses Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumly turned up to Pride London in 2016 to promote their new film[/caption]
What is Pride Month?
Pride is an annual celebration of the LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant people).
It is a huge event in London and around the world
It culminates in the biggest LGBT+ parade in the UK, with thousands of people travelling the route either by foot or on floats.
It aims to promote self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.
A number of companies also register to walk the Pride parade route, this year representatives from the likes of Barclays, Aviva and even the Houses of Parliament will join the celebrations[/caption]
What is the London Pride parade route?
The the 2019 Pride In London Parade is taking place on Saturday July 6, and starts at 12.00pm.
It starts on Portland Place, moves along Oxford Circus to Picadilly Circus and Lower Regent Street, before heading through Pall Mall and passing Trafalgar Square to Whitehall.
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Do I need tickets for London Pride weekend?
You do not need tickets to go and see the Pride London parade.
Admission is free to everyone and anyone (you do not need to be a member of the LGBT+ community to join in the celebrations).
Under-18s are welcome and the parade route is fully wheelchair accessible, although it can get very busy.
There are dedicated volunteers along the parade route and accessible parking, as well as a viewing platform and wheelchair recharging points at Trafalgar square.
Assistance dogs are also welcome.
What to wear
PrettyLittleThing have announced their latest #myPride campaign in support of Pride – so people can join London Pride Weekend in style.
The colourful campaign features starsincluding Jade Laurice, Mitchell, Julia Ofelia, Gothy, Alexander Ko, Leslie Sidora & Chloe Scantlebury, for the collection that pays homage the LGBTQ+ community.
The campaign features an ultimate group of pride advocates, who regardless of race, sexuality or gender, have their own story of how they celebrate #MyPride.
With 100% profit going to various registered pride charities across the UK, this collection features gender neutral denim, tees and vibrant styles to make everyone proud @prettylittlething.com