The freshly elected Mayor of London.
‘The hideous and cowardly act of terror we saw in Orlando was a brutal attack on LGBT+ people, and an assault on everyone who holds dear our freedoms and our values. I am so proud to be Mayor of a city where people don’t simply tolerate each other, but respect, embrace and celebrate their differences.
‘It is more important than ever that we fight intolerance and inequality. That is why I will be proudly marching at this year’s London Pride event, alongside the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and many others from all backgrounds, to celebrate the triumph of inclusiveness and acceptance that has become one of the iconic festivals of our city and underlines the capital’s reputation as one of the most LGBT-friendly cities on the planet.’