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21 fabulous photos of Pride in London 2016

By
Rosie Percy
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With the post-Brexit fallout leaving some of us feeling more divided than ever, the display of unity and positivity that is London Pride came at exactly the right time. This year's parade was especially poignant after the anti-LGBT Orlando attacks earlier this month. Our city stood in solidarity with a very public display of affection. 

Close to a million spectators gathered between the West End and Westminster to watch...

London Pride Regent Street

© Aidan_CK

...with 40,000 people from over 300 organisations taking part in the march.

London Pride confetti

© Aidan_CK

 Stars of 'Absolutely Fabulous' Eddie and Patsy snipped the ribbon to start the march, walking with the parade alongside their own float wearing signature stilettos (what else, darling?).

Absolutely Fabulous London Pride

© James Gillham

Ab Fab Pride

© James Gillham

London Mayor Sadiq Khan stepped in too, praising Pride as an opportunity to focus on what unites us, not divides us. 

Sadiq Khan London Pride

© Chris Beckett

Because despite some of us sharing different tastes...
London Pride leather

© Chris Beckett

...Londoners can always find common ground. 
London Pride Brexit

© Sean Batten

 This was echoed by everyone at an event of acceptance now as multicultural as it is multicoloured. 

London Pride Love

© Massimo Usai

Gay Pride London flag

© Chris Beckett

© Massimo Usai

London Pride parade dance

© Chris Beckett

London Pride armed forces

© Mike Garnett

London Pride Bike

© Chris Beckett

© Wei

London Pride Queen

© Chris Beckett

London Pride Dog

© Dave Pearce

London Pride sequins

© Dave Pearce

© Massimo Usai

© Adrian Snood

And for the first time ever, love really was in the air as the Red Arrows flew across the parade.

© Dave Pearce

 Until next year, Pride!

© Francesco Camardo

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