Pride in London officially partners with The Independentto highlight issues facing the LGBT+ community and raise funds for the organization’s Unity Fund.
This year the volunteer-run group, which organizes the annual Pride Parade in London’s West End, will celebrate 50 years of the first Pride in the UK.
The exclusive partnership with The Independent will continue throughout Pride Month, which takes place in June. The news brand is set to mark the month with initiatives in the UK and US.
Coverage will cover both the Proud and Loud event at the Royal Albert Hall on June 4 and the Pride in London Parade and festivities on July 2.
This year, Pride in London is focusing on powerful statements on the march to progress, with a particular focus on creating a national AIDS memorial, protecting the LGBT+ community from hate crime and banning conversion therapy for all.
The Independentwhich has a long history of advocating for the LGBT+ community through campaigns such as The Rainbow List and the Equal Partners campaign, is committed to playing an active role in highlighting the impact of these issues through editorial content dedicated.
The Independent will also participate in the parade to celebrate the LGBT+ community in July.
The Pride 2022 campaign will “commemorate the past 50 years and our evolution as a movement”, the organization says on his site.
It will also recognize “the torchbearers who have gone before us and their accomplishments.”
“As we celebrate and look forward to the next 50 years, we will recognize the challenges our community still faces nationally and globally,” Pride in London added.
Asad Shaykh, director of MarComms for Pride in London, said of the partnership with The Independent“We are delighted to partner with The Independent, a publication known for its long history of campaigning and driving meaningful change for LGBT+ people.
“We have tremendous respect for everything they’ve done over the years, and it’s great to be able to partner with them, to help celebrate the LGBT+ community and amplify our voices together.”
Christian Broughton, Managing Director of The Independentadded: “The Independent has a long and proud history of campaigning on issues important to members of the LGBT+ community, such as Equal Partners, while the longtime Rainbow List has celebrated and championed all manner of accomplishments.
“We are honored to work with Pride in London to support, educate and inspire, and continue to fight for ever greater equality. The Independent is dedicated to making things happen and by working with Pride, we are delighted to be able to continue to do it.