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Pride London 2009

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A week after London's minimalist Stonewall celebrations, London's Pride Parade took over town yesterday afternoon. There are grumbles that it's been depoliticised and some were unhappy at the growing commercialisation of the colourful event (Selfridges and Calvin Klein taking advantage). But Gordon and Sarah Brown hosted a morning reception at no. 10 for Pride organisers and the pink press and the usually backstage Mrs Brown was at the vanguard of the march down Oxford Street. It's estimated up to 500,000 people gathered to party in Trafalgar Square in the blazing sun. Boris couldn't make it but his deputy, Richard Barnes, urged London to be "out and proud everyday".

Thanks to our Flickr friends for capturing it so beautifully on camera.

Last Updated 05 July 2009