In Pictures: World Pride In London 2012

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 69 months ago
In Pictures: World Pride In London 2012
 The head of the procession by Zefrog
The head of the procession by Zefrog
By Michael O'Sullivan Photography
By Michael O'Sullivan Photography
London Rollergirls mock racing in Regent Street by Zefrog
London Rollergirls mock racing in Regent Street by Zefrog
By Jan Bode
By Jan Bode
By Matt Malloy
By Matt Malloy
Pride Stewards by Joel Rowbottom
Pride Stewards by Joel Rowbottom
By Michael O'Sullivan
By Michael O'Sullivan
By SReed99342
By SReed99342
By violinconcertono3
By violinconcertono3
By Joel Rowbottom
By Joel Rowbottom
Trafalgar Square crowds by Zefrog
Trafalgar Square crowds by Zefrog
By SReed99342
By SReed99342

World Pride was celebrated on the streets of central London on Saturday, despite last-minute cuts and timing changes. Crowds were thinner on Oxford Street than in previous years but the lack of floats and presence of rain did little to dampen the party and political spirit of Pride. Around 25,000 joined the procession, tribute was paid to the 40th anniversary of the first gay pride march in the capital and the rainbow flag flew over Whitehall for the first time.

Official Soho parties were cancelled but that didn't prevent Pride revellers gridlocking the district to party on regardless.

Many thanks to Zefrog for photos and tip offs and to SReed99342 once and twice, violinconcertono3, Michael O'Sullivan once and twice, Jan Bode, Joel Rowbottom once and twice and Matt Malloy for sharing their photos in the Londonist Flickrpool.

Last Updated 09 July 2012

Ryanjamesbrown1991

Really irritates me when the media run photos of people in S&M gear, certainly the minority at the march, over say a father with his son on his shoulders, or two women marching happily with thier children, which was a much more common sight.

kate

whats wrong with being gay you people need to grow up im not gay but i have respect for them there proud with it wasnt common to be straight we would have that sort of thing coz were proud