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Pride London

  • 4th July 2012

    Pride London chair stands down 32

    Dr Patrick Williams stood down with immediate effect today

    1:26 PM — Pride London's chair has stepped down following criticism of the organisation's handling of WorldPride 2012, which has been scaled back at the last minute.

  • Mayor of London Boris Johnson will not attend WorldPride ‘Plan B’ 55

    Pride London has issued a notice today explaining the reasons for adopting 'Plan B'

    11:17 AM — The GLA has confirmed today the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will not attend the heavily scaled back WorldPride parade in the capital this Saturday, as sponsors confirm the event in its original form has become 'unsalvageable'.

  • 3rd July 2012

    London: Calls to replace Pride organisers for 2013 39

    Emergency meetings have so far failed to produce a positive outcome for WorldPride

    2:59 PM — While a last minute meeting takes place at City Hall to see if it is possible to save parts of London's WorldPride event this weekend, calls have been made to hand the organisation of the event on to a new body in future.

  • 29th June 2012

    Comment: London’s WorldPride? It’s really WorldShame 75

    Will there be 'nothing to see and nowhere to go' to mark WorldPride out from another Saturday?

    10:11 AM — A former Associate Director of Pride London argues the event has lost its way and defines the route, through giving back to the community and fighting for rights and unity, it now needs to take.

  • 28th June 2012

    Pride London funding ‘shortfall’ sees WorldPride heavily scaled back 43

    A former associate director of Pride London said it would "mar" the event for years to come

    4:50 PM — The WorldPride event in London on 7 July has been severely cut back with floats banned from the route and start times moved after a funding "shortfall", organisers Pride London confirmed today.

  • 27th June 2012

    Pride London responds to cancellation rumours 15

    Organisers said there was an amount of money in dispute, but the contractor was committed to this year's event (Photo: Kevin Kwong)

    6:04 PM — Organisers of WorldPride 2012 Pride London have rebutted 'misrepresented rumours' that the 7 July event is in danger of cancellation and responded to 'media criticism' of the event's organisation.

  • 26th June 2012

    London’s World Pride under threat after payment disputes 38

    The event is due to take place on the 7th July

    6:29 PM — Pride London's World Pride celebrations are reportedly under threat following a dispute between the organisers and contractors according to the London Evening Standard. Sources close to the organisers told the newspaper that there is 24 hours left to save significant parts of the event after four contractors were reportedly not paid in full for the work that was carried out last year.

  • 18th May 2012

    Hillary Clinton to officially accept WorldPride award 9

    Mrs Clinton will be honoured at World Pride in London

    1:42 PM — US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton has formally agreed to accept WorldPride’s “World LGBT Award” as the event comes to London this summer.

  • 4th May 2012

    Hillary Clinton and ILGA to receive World Pride awards 32

    Mrs Clinton will be honoured at World Pride in London

    3:46 PM — Pride London will give US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the 'World LGBT Award' in recognition of her contribution to protecting the rights of LGBT people worldwide ahead of World Pride in London this July.

  • 8th March 2012

    Call for multi-coloured bike hire at WorldPride London 5

    Could London see pink bikes in time for the Olympics? (Photo: Nils Geylen)

    3:11 PM — The leader of the Liberal Democrats' group in the London Assembly has called for the city to roll out limited edition multi-coloured bikes for WorldPride this summer.

  • 5th July 2011

    Even more Pride London 2011 photo highlights 11

    3:20 PM — As London reflects on another large Pride festival, PinkNews.co.uk brings you even more photo highlights from the day.

  • 23rd June 2011

    Will Boris Johnson lead London Pride again? 30

    Boris Johnson led last year's Pride

    4:34 PM — He led London Pride last year but with an election coming up in 2012, will Boris Johnson lead the parade again next weekend? PinkNews.co.uk understands that Pride organisers are keen for the mayor to take his place at the head of the march but City Hall has not yet given the go-ahead.

  • 25th June 2010

    Pride London celebrations in Soho to take place after all 8

    Soho Pride 2010 will go ahead as planned next weekend

    4:34 PM — Pride London have announced that the Soho street party will now go ahead next Saturday 3 July. Last week, the charity had been forced to cancel any Soho celebrations after problems negotiating licensing and the threat of potential disruptions relating to the extensive Crossrail roadworks currently taking place in central London.

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