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35+ pictures of this year’s beautiful, trans-inclusive Pride in London

35+ pictures of this year’s beautiful, trans-inclusive Pride in London

Pride in London 2019 was the biggest to date

Pride in London parade returned this year in the UK capital with a powerful message of trans inclusivity.

Following last year’s TERF protest blocking the parade, Pride in London organizers were committed to increasing security and supporting trans people.

This year, in fact, the march was led by queer trans and cis activists of the group #LwiththeT. Following the Dykes on Bikes, the group led marchers along Regent Street and on to Piccadilly Circus.

Closely followed by trans couple Hannah and Jake Graf and the walking group of LGBTI magazine DIVA, reiterating their support to the trans community.

Pride in London celebrates Pride Jubilee

Despite the cloudy yet hellish weather, bystanders took to the streets to watch 30,000 people parading. Pride in London counted more than 600 groups, 25% more than last year.

This Pride is the biggest London has ever seen, fighting criticism about the corporatization of the protest.

The theme for 2019 was Pride Jubilee, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. That fateful night kicked off the fight for LGBTI equality in New York and across the globe.

Sadiq Khan hits back at companies exploiting the LGBTI community

Sadiq Khan met Pride volunteers this morning

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan also took part in the celebrations.

‘We can’t be allies of the LGBTI community on one day, one weekend,’ he told GSN.

‘We’ve seen an increase in transphobic and homophobic attacks,’ he said, referencing to the awful attack to a same-sex couple on a London bus in May.

‘We need to make sure there is zero tolerance towards any form of hate towards the LGBTI community.’

He then slammed companies selling rainbow products for Pride month.

‘We also need to make sure that those businesses that use Pride colors to sell their goods and services, or those politicians who use Pride colors, are held to account.’

Sam Smith and Ian McKellen at Pride in London

Actor Ian McKellen walked the parade

Many celebrities who attended Pride this year. Non-binary gay singer Sam Smith marched in the parade.

Ian McKellen also made an appearance. The British thespian recently launched a program aimed at LGBTI elderlies.

Season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Scarlet Envy was also among those who took to the streets to march. Moreover, Jade Thirwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock of pop band Little Mix walked with trans children’s charity Mermaids.

Take a look at some of the best images of this year’s Pride in London.

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pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

pride in london 2019

All pictures by GSN staff.

See also

When is Pride? Check out our International Pride Calendar

After TERF protest last year, pro-trans lesbians march first at Pride in London

TERFs protested LGBTI conference by carrying gory post-surgery images