Pride has launched across the UK, bringing nationwide festivities for the LGBT community to celebrate and everyone else to join in. The final dates of London Pride will take place this weekend and end the celebration with a huge parade.
The celebrations are traditionally a time when gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities come together to raise awareness of issues suffered by this group, while having some fun.
Following the tragic events in gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando on 12 June 2016, organisers of Pride in London and Brighton Pride have joined others in calling for revellers to stand together and honour the people who lost their lives this year.
“The aim of the [Pride in London] festival has always been to provide a platform for our community to display a message, thought, argument or voice to the thousands that gather in London for our annual celebration of love, tolerance, victory and hope,” says Pride in London curator Duncan Day.