Pride London aims to promote equality and diversity through all of its campaigns. The two week Pride festival uses theatre, music, debate, art and entertainment to raise awareness of discrimination and the issues and difficulties affecting the lives of LGBT people around the world.
This year London is organising and hosting World Pride on behalf of the global lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Festival highlights include:
17th June: Worldpride Festival opens Various venues around Soho
The official opening ceremony of the WorldPride 2012 festival
22nd June:Boy'lesque Idol Madame JoJo's, Brewer Street, Soho
A celebration of male burlesque and performance with the UK's fastest rising boylesque stars dancing their way to victory!
25th - 27th June: Worldpride Fashion Show 14 Greek Street, Soho
Fantastic fashion hosted by our very own drag queen
4th July: Worldpride International Conference Citadine Prestige Holborn, Covent Garden
Pride London's first international conference on 'LGBT Rights in the Commonwealth'. Featuring a line-up of LGBT campaigners and activists from across the world.
5th July: 'Dine with Pride' Gala Dinner Langham Hotel
‘Dine with Pride’ will see London’s grand Langham Hotel host a star-studded fundraiser to support a newly created 'Solidarity Fund'.
7th July: World Pride Parade Starting at Baker Street
The theme for this years World Pride Parade is 'One World, One Pride, One Voice' and all parade participants will be reflecting this in their float or walking group.
The World Pride Parade will start at Baker Street at 1 pm and make its way down Oxford Street and Regent Street, moving down Pall Mall and Cockspur Street as it passes Trafalgar Square and continues down Whitehall where it will end at around 4.30 pm.
From 2pm the celebrations start in Trafalgar Square where International artists, performers, activists and speakers will thrill the crowd.