Celebrating #PrideHeroes, the Pride Parade is the ONLY annual event to close London’s iconic Oxford Street! Last year, around a quarter of a million people came into London for Pride. Whether they took part, partied, protested or just watched, we made sure it was a record-breaking event. More than 200 groups and 30,000 people made up the biggest ever.
The theme for this year’s Parade is Pride Heroes, celebrating those people who’ve made a difference to our community. Your hero might be Alan Turing, Chelsea Manning, Stephen Fry, Drew Barrymore, Harvey Milk, Freddie Mercury, Marlene Dietrich, Nelson Mandela, or Billie Jean King, or it might be a group of people or an organisation like Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners. It might be someone from your workplace, someone mythical like SuperWoman, or someone who’s less well-known but who’s important to your group.
MSC London will celebrate Tom of Finland
Our #GayLeather icon, Leather ambassador,
keen MSC London supporter and #PrideHero.
The only LGBT artist to be featured on a sovereign country
stamp and with a bare arse!
TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1983, Graphite on paper, © 1983 Tom of Finland Foundation
We will carry a 32′ Leather flag and encourage you to support us and walk with us to highlight and celebrate TOM our #PrideHero lead by our newly elected #MrLeatherUK.
Times are yet to be confirmed but we expect the Parade to leave Baker Street at 1:00p, with the end of the Parade reaching Whitehall at approximately 4:30p.