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Parade applications for Pride in London 2019 are now open

Parade applications for Pride in London 2019 are now open

The Bi+ Float in the Pride in London Parade | Photo: Hollie Wong

Pride in London has opened applications for its 2019 parade.

Community groups of ‘all shapes and sizes’ can apply to march through the UK capital on Saturday 6 July.

Pride is the third largest event taking place in London and attracts more than one million people every year.

As with previous years, groups will be required to fill in an application form.

Pride in London reminds that only official groups will join in the parade. Those who have not submitted a successful application will not be able to take part.

Pride in London stands with the trans community

After last year’s TERF protest, Pride in London highlights their support the whole LGBTI community.

‘Groups which don’t share Pride in London’s core values, such as celebrating every part of the community, will not be authorized to take part,’ a statement from Pride in London reads.

‘We are continuing to take active steps to ensure the events of 2018 do not happen again and that the trans community feels welcome and safe at Pride in London.’

2018 parade saw more than 30,000 people in 469 groups.

‘Launching parade applications is always one of the most exciting times in our calendar,’ says Ali Camps. Camps is co-chair of Pride in London.

‘We love seeing the various groups who want to get involved – whether they’re big or small, familiar faces or new to Pride in London, and of course representing all areas of the LGBTI community.’

‘This year’s parade is particularly significant on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and we want to make sure that Pride continues to be the safe space it was intended to be,’ she also said.

‘That means this year we’ll be working with our partners to ensure the entire community – and particularly our trans siblings – feels welcome, safe and celebrated.’

Floats and stalls

Groups who would like a float should apply for a float and select the size. Then, they should submit an additional request for the number of wristbands they would like.

Applications are also now open for groups and businesses looking to hire a stall on the day of the parade. Prices for stalls start at just £200 for a standard stall for a small charity.

Moreover, following feedback from paraders, spectators, key stakeholders, and the community, organizers have agreed to reduce the number of traditional red double-deckers.

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