The Pride parade in London: it’s all about inclusion, openness, community – a beautiful, vibrant safe space where everyone can be who they want to be.
But that has recently been called into question.
Pride in London, the non-profit volunteer organisation that controls the parade and much more – has been accused of not taking diversity seriously, of creating a hostile environment, and of bullying – all mainly towards people of colour.
And now that has come to a head with eleven volunteers resigning from Pride – resulting in five directors standing down, forcing the organisation to apologise and commit to reform.
Pride in London admit that they have not done enough for Black, Brown and Asian people, and say they are committed to being actively anti-racist.
Today, we hear from two of those volunteers who left – and ask what Pride in London needs to do to make sure it can once again be the progressive, inclusive face of the queer community.
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