Proud to be Proud
The history is murky, but I think the first London Gay Pride march took place in November 1970, when 150 people gathered in Highbury Fields. The first official rally took place in 1972, with 2000 participants. These days, it’s one of the biggest LGBT+ events in the world, with up to half a million people meeting up to celebrate the diversity of this extraordinary city. Join the merry throng in the week running up to the big parade on 7 July, and check out our booklist of favourite lesbian, gay and trans titles here.