Our theme: Solidarity with LGBT people in Chechnya
London, UK – 27 June 2017
As a valued friend and ally, you are invited to march with the Peter Tatchell Foundation at this year’s Pride in London parade on Saturday 8 July.
Our theme this year is: Solidarity with LGBT people in Chechnya.
We have a limited number of places in the parade. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you want to join us, you must email us by 5 July to reserve a place in the parade. Please email Pliny asap: [email protected]
We will be meeting on Weymouth Street by the corner with Portland Place W1W 6XW, around the corner from the HQ of the Royal Institute of British Architects at 1.15pm sharp
The Peter Tatchell Foundation is at the head of Section E of the parade.
“Our Pride theme is solidarity with LGBT people in Chechnya. The heartbreaking reports of state-sponsored torture and murder of gay and bisexual men are a damning indictment of the Ramzan Kadyrov regime and the leader of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. These anti-LGBT human rights abuses are an unsurprising consequence of the homophobic propaganda orchestrated by the Kremlin and its Chechen allies,” said Peter Tatchell, Director of the PTF.
Peter Tatchell helped organise the UK’s first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride in 1972 and has marched in every London parade since then. This will be his 45th annual Pride parade.
“We recognise and deplore all human rights abuses in Chechnya – including detention without trial, torture, ‘honour’ killings and suppression of the media, free speech and the right to protest. We stand in solidarity with all persecuted Chechens and appeal to governments around the world to impose sanctions on the Chechen leaders and their families, including travel bans and asset freezes. The struggle for LGBT rights in Chechnya is a part of the broader struggle for the human rights of all Chechen people. Alliances must be forged with Chechen civil society activists and human rights defenders to end all tyranny and persecution in Chechnya and the wider Russian Federation,” he said.
We look forward to seeing you at Pride London 2017!
If you are unable to join us, please consider making a donation to help the Peter Tatchell Foundation continue its fight to achieve equality and diversity for all, in the UK and worldwide. Click the donate button here:
The PTF Team: Peter and Pliny