On Saturday 7 July the PRIDE parade will take place in central London. Due to PRIDE both 56 Dean Street and Dean Street Express will be closed on Saturday the 7th of July.

PRIDE is about creating a positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It is also to promote our self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. And as a community we do not mind a party!

This year’s theme’s is Pride Matters. The PRIDE organisers conducted a huge survey to find out what really matters to the LGBT+ community. The survey shows that over 1 in 3 LGBT+ people have been verbally abused because of their identity, sexuality or gender, and over three quarters of LGBT+ people don’t feel comfortable showing affection to a partner in public.

Unfortunately, it also shows low levels of concern about gender, racism and sexuality in mainstream society, and that straight people care more about animal rights than gender, LGBT+ and racial equality in 2018.

Lear more about the events and report here.

And come join us at the parade!