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London will hold its first ever Muslim Pride event next year

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Since 1972, LGBTQ+ Londoners have been coming together for the city’s annual Pride celebrations, and next year a historic new event will be added to the calendar: the UK’s first Muslim Pride festival.

Spearheaded by Imaan – Europe’s longest-running LGBTQ+ Muslim support organisation – the event’s fundraising campaign had originally aimed to raise £5,000 to support the inaugural year. Smashing that target, they then upped the ante to £10,000 in order to ‘produce a bigger, bolder, more exciting event and subsidise a number of places for those who cannot afford to attend’. Well, congrats, guys, because you’ve just met that one, too.

London Muslim Pride will take place for the first time in spring 2020, with Imaan’s project leader telling the Evening Standard that ‘We want to tell people that it’s okay, we have a community that are here to support you. It will be a celebration of how far we’ve come.’

Pride 2020 just got even prouder.

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