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18 of the best images from Pride in London 2017

Meka Beresford July 8, 2017
"The Queen" at Pride in London 2017

(Photo by Josh Jackman)

July 8 marked the end of Pride month in the UK as a Pride parade was held in the capital.

It was the 45th annual Pride parade held and marked 50 years since decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Thousands of people have lined the streets of London for the celebrations and walked down Oxford Street to Trafalgar Square.

Over 150 police officers will be joining people and organisation for the parade, as well as people from the London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and British Transport Police.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was also at the event, and he told PinkNews about the importance of fighting aginst discrimination using love.

Across the city buildings and companies are celebrating Pride in their own way.

A pop-up Magnum store it Earlham Street is also donating all money made today to the transgender children’s charity, Mermaids.

The Houses of Parliament, MI6 and Guildhall London are all flying rainbow flags and will be illuminated with rainbow lights when the sun sets.

Here are some of our favourite photos from the celebrations so far.

1. This lady and her incredible outfit

Marchers at Pride in London 2017 (Photo by Josh Jackman)
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

2. The new label we never knew we needed

Signs at Pride in London 2017 (Photo by Josh Jackman)
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

3. This perfectly coordinated group

Pride in London 2017 (Photo by Josh Jackman)
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

4. Fidget spinners really are a phase, we really aren’t

Signs at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

5. Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick was one of the many recognisable faces at the celebrations

Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

6. The London Fire Brigade was one of many service groups joining in the parade

London Fire Brigade at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

7. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the event was the “biggest” Pride yet

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at Pride 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

8. Many police officers were there to not only protect but celebrate

Police officers at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

9. Marchers gathered outside of Trafalgar Square

Marchers at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

10. Lloyds Bank was one of the many companies celebrating sexuality and gender with their employees

Marchers at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

And they weren’t the only company there, with Levi’s also showing their Pride.

Levi's at Pride (Levi's)
Levi’s at Pride (Levi’s)

11. Some people braved the heat in spite of their costumes

Marchers at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

12. Everyone was there for the celebrations, especially religious groups

Marchers at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by Josh Jackman)

13. Some people had some important political messages

"Fuck the DUP" at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by aileenontoast/Instagram)

14. Rainbow flags weren’t the only flags

Flags at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by b.charnock/Instagram)

15. Now this outfit was really something

Costume at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by foreighnfex/Instagram)

16. These lucky police officers had cute dogs!

Police officers holding dogs at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by mildredthesausage/Instagram)

17. Young and old joined in the celebrations

Marchers at Pride in London 2017
(Photo by taruna_seth/Instagram)

18. It wasn’t just people, but things too!

London Underground during Pride in London 2017
(Photo by /Instagram)

More: LGBT, London, Pride, pride 2017, Pride in London, UK

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