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Pride in London celebrates 50 years since Stonewall Riots with Jubilee theme

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By Imogen Watson, Senior reporter

April 9, 2019 | 3 min read

The organiser of London's iconic parade, Pride in London, has launched the theme of this years event that marks 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising that changed the course of LGBT+ history forever.

Pride in London Jubilee

Pride in London Jubilee

To celebrate half a century since the night that sparked the global movement, the title of this year's parade is 'Pride Jubilee.'

The Stonewall Riots took place on June 28, 1969, when members of the LGBT+ community at the Stonewall Inn in New York rose up against continued oppression.

To mark 50 years of activism, protests and victories that have led to the Pride that takes place today, Pride in London is calling upon its community to highlight moments that have defined the Pride movement for them; from the infamous shot glass thrown by Marsha P Johnson on the night of the Stonewall riots, to the scrapping of Section 28, it wants to commemorate the milestones that paved the way for LGBT+ rights today.

As part of the launch, Pride of London's creative agency, BMB created a video that encapsulates the theme.

BMB was appointed by Pride in London last year, after years of relying on the ad industry's charity. It was drafted in to work with the brand on developing on a communications plan that will see it through the entire year, not just the Pride event in July.

Discussing it's 2019 launch, Alison Camps the co-chair of Pride in London, said: “At Pride in London last year, and with the constant and senseless attacks on the trans community since then, we’re seeing that Pride Matters more than ever.

"For our part, we’re working hard to learn from what happened to ensure there is no repeat of the transphobic hate that was spewed at our event last year, so that Pride is a welcoming and safe space for every single person in the community who shares our values of inclusivity and respect."

As well as seeking nominations for the moments, Pride in London is also encouraging local artists, venues and organisations to submit event proposals for the month-long Pride Festival. Proposals will be welcomed that focus on offering a glimpse into the history of the movement, as well as those looking to the future.

Pride in London: #PrideJubilee by BMB

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