Pride in London has announced the theme for its 2019 parade today (8 April).
The annual LGBTI celebrations in the British capital will take place on Saturday 6 July.
The parade in London is one of the largest LGBTI events across the UK, attracting one million people last year.
Now in its 48th year, Pride in London revealed that the theme for the upcoming parade will be Pride Jubilee.
Organizers announced it during a launch event at The Langham Hotel in central London.
The theme will obviously tie in with the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
As the word jubilee suggests, this year’s theme will also be a cheerful acknowledgement of how far the community has come ever since that night in 1969.
50 years ago, a night of rebellion sparked a movement. This year we roll out the rainbow carpet and raise the flag for the #PrideJubilee!
— Pride in London (@PrideInLondon) April 8, 2019
TERFs blocked last year’s Pride in London
At the end of last year, co-chair Alison Camps highlighted the importance of Pride. The theme for 2018 was Pride Matters and people were asked to explain what Pride means to them.
‘[In 2018] we showed that Pride means many things to many people, and it was our most diverse Parade yet,’ said Camps.
‘As we enter a year of uncertain times for the UK and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, we look to Pride as a beacon of hope and unity that brings the LGBTI community and its allies together.’
‘We at Pride in London want to mark this unique milestone by recognizing and celebrating the people – some of whom lost their lives simply for being who they are – and the moments in our shared history that have made us what we are today. That’s what the #PrideJubilee is about,’ she also said.
After TERFs protesting against transgender women blocked last year’s parade, Pride in London renewed its commitment to include everyone in the community. An effort has been made to give visibility to underrepresented segments, such as bisexuals, asexuals, trans and non-binary people.