What is Reclaim Pride about?
It is a community-led march to get back to the roots of Pride, being both a celebration and a protest for LGBT+ rights , ditching the corporate sponsors and commercialism. Unlike the official Pride in London, Reclaim Pride does not charge people to participate, has no corporate sponsors or ‘branding’ requirement and we put LGBTI+ human rights centre stage.
Why do we need to Reclaim Pride?
Pride in London has become depoliticised, dominated by corporate sponsors. Reclaim Pride can change this situation. As well as being a joyful celebration, it also profiles LGBT+ human rights issues.
When was the first Reclaim Pride in the UK?
The first Reclaim Pride took place in London on 24 July 2021.
When is the next Reclaim Pride?
Following the success of the Reclaim Pride march, we are planning for another march in 2022. Please do sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about our campaigns and the next Reclaim Pride march in London.
Why is Reclaim Pride important?
For too long we have been conned by vested interests into believing that it is hugely expensive to hold a Pride march. It is not that costly at all if we run the no-frills march. This pride is different by having no floats, by being totally open, egalitarian, grassroots and without being dominated by corporate sponsors. It reclaims Pride for the community putting LGBT+ rights at the centre stage.
Who can attend Reclaim Pride?
Everyone is invited to contribute to LGBT+ rights and human rights and have a celebration. It is Pride for the community – totally open, egalitarian and grassroots. It mirrors the informality and spontaneity of the first Pride march in 1972. You all welcome to Reclaim Pride in London.
What is the route of the Reclaim Pride march?
The march route mostly followed that of the UK’s first Pride in 1972 in London.
What were the demands for the first Reclaim Pride march in 2021?
• Ban LGBTI+ conversion therapy
• Reform the Gender Recognition Act
• Safe haven for LGBTI+ refugees
• Decriminalisation of LGBTI+ people worldwide
• Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Support Reclaim Pride
Ways you can help:
Supporters of Reclaim Pride
UK Black Pride
London Trans Pride
Lesbian Visibility Week
The National Education Union (NEU) LGBT+ Organising Forum
The National Education Union (NEU) London LGBT+ Educators Network
The National Education Union (NEU) Disabled LGBT+ Members Network
The National Education Union (NEU) Black LGBT+ Members Network
The National Education Union (NEU) Trans and Non-Binary Educators Network
The National Education Union (NEU) Women’s LGBT+ Educators Network
Photos from Reclaim Pride 2021
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