The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) will be supporting this ‘Reclaim Pride London’ event starting at 1pm in Parliament Square on Saturday 24th July.
Trade Unions and supportive organisations are being asked to join the fabulous people’s Pride march for LGBTI+ liberation and to promote the event on social media.
All LGBTI+ organisations, individuals and allies are welcome and invited to participate. There are no fees or wristbands. Just turn up.
Reclaim Pride is being sponsored by UK Black Pride, Diva magazine, Lesbian Visibility Week, London Trans Pride and the Peter Tatchell Foundation, with many more LGBTI+ organisations expected to sign up and support it.
This community led march gets back to the roots of Pride, being both a celebration and a protest for LGBT+ rights, with five key LGBTI+ liberation demands:
- Ban LGBTI+ conversion therapy
- Reform the Gender Recognition Act
- Safe haven for LGBTI+ refugees
- Decriminalisation of LGBTI+ people worldwide
- Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Reclaim Pride puts our human rights back into Pride. Every marcher is urged to make and bring a placard highlighting a LGBTI+ issue that concerns them. We want to make Pride once again an event where our on-going demands for LGBTI+ liberation can be seen and heard.
The Reclaim Pride march replaces the traditional Pride in London parade, which is postponed until September 2021.
Reclaim Pride will march via Downing Street and the Uganda High Commission in Trafalgar Square, we will pause to respectively protest against the government’s stalling on LGBTI+ rights and Uganda’s persecution of LGBTI+ people.
After going from Parliament Square up Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, the #ReclaimPride march will take a similar route to the UK first ‘Gay Pride’ march in 1972: Cockspur Street, Lower Regent Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street, entering Hyde Park at Speaker’s Corner. There it will culminate with a mass “queer picnic” in Hyde Park, just like in 1972, with marchers bringing their own food, drink, sweets and music for a post-march DIY party.
Organisers are asking everyone to wear a face mask and keep socially distanced on the march. The Delta variant is highly contagious.
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#ReclaimPride London march Saturday 24 July 2021. Tell Boris Johnson & the Tories to Stop stalling on LGBTI+ rights! Assemble 1pm Parliament Square SW1. March to Hyde Park for Queer Picnic. BYO food, drink & music.
Information here: https://www.facebook.com/reclaimpride2021
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