The first weekend in July saw the culmination of Pride In London, the UK’s biggest, most diverse Pride. Thrive LDN was delighted to support a variety of events across the weekend.

On Friday 5th July, Thrive LDN visited Southwark Council’s Tooley Street offices to take part in their LGBTQ+ Staff Network Pride Fayre, which was open for Southwark Council staff members and members of the public to get more information about facilities and services for the LGBTQ+ community.

Here Shaun Dellenty, award winning educator, LGBT+ inclusion trainer and author, talks about how important it is for the LGBTQ+ community to see their local authority visibly supporting Pride.

We also spoke to Fiona Wasdell and Kamran Khan from Southwark Council at their LGBTQ+ Staff Network Pride Fayre about how important is it to promote LGBTQ+ rights within the local authority area and why we need to keep working on inclusion, inequality and issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community.

Saturday 6th July saw the Pride Jubilee Parade, with 30,000 people from all parts of the LGBTQ+ community marching through the capital and attendance thought to be in excess of one million. Thrive LDN was delighted to join the City of London Corporation’s float for the parade.

Thrive LDN Pride in London collage

What did you see or take part in during this year’s Pride? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram using #OKLDN