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Pride London and WorldPride 2012

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

From June 23rd through July 8th, the Pride London will be hosting WorldPride 2012 one of the largest lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender celebrations of LGBT culture and people.  The event coincides with the 19th annual 2012 EuroPride celebration and events.  The events are highlighted by cultural activities, festivals, and parades and takes place just before the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.

World Pride London

photo by Magnus D.

Pride London Festival 2012

Pride London is now one of the largest un-ticketed events held in the city, founded in 2004.  Beginning at Baker Street, the parade features colorful floats and a wide range of music styles.  Where the London community calendar is concerned, the event is recognized as one of the most colorful and vibrant events that takes place in the city.  This year’s Pride London festival promises to be no exception to the rule.

Pride London 2012 also promises to be extremely special this year as it is hosting this year’s WorldPride event.  This global event draws considerable attention to the many inequalities that are still going on worldwide regarding the LGBT community.  The event gives individuals from other countries an opportunity to participate in the event when they cannot do so safely in their home countries.

WorldPride 2012

The city of London endured some stiff competition in order to be awarded the title of HoWorldPride 2012 st City, the aim of the festival being to promote LGBT culture and its many issues on a worldwide scale.  The event was established by InterPride, one of only a few international entities that support the LGBT community throughout the world.  It strives to spread its message through numerous festivals, fun activities and events, and vibrant parades that are extremely colorful.

Whether you have attended a Pride London Parade or not, the event is unparalleled where color, excitement, and pageantry are concerned.  Some of the highlights include:

  • Event launch in the Soho streets on June 17th
  • Conference held on July 4th
  • Gala dinner featuring numerous stars held on July 5th
  • Pride Parade – followed by further celebrations and performances held in Trafalgar Square on July 7th
  • Pride Pooch (gay dog show)

So if you are looking for more information about the event or want to participate in it, for booking and tickets, you can visit the WorldPride website.

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