21 Wonderful Photos Of London Celebrating LGBT Pride

Ian McKellen and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst joined the inspiring celebrations.

1. Thousands of people celebrated London’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community during the annual pride festival on Saturday.

John Phillips

John Phillips

 
2.
John Phillips / Via Getty Images

3. The theme for this year was “Freedom to be oneself.”

John Phillips / Via Getty Images
4.
John Phillips / Via Getty Images

5. Ian McKellen joined in on the celebration.

John Phillips

REX USA/Nils Jorgensen / Rex

 
6.
REX USA/Nils Jorgensen / Rex
7.
John Phillips / Via Getty Images

8. The event began at Baker Street at 1 p.m.

John Phillips / Via Getty Images

9. It continued to make its way through Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Pall Mall…

John Phillips / Via Getty Images

10. …and finally made it to Trafalgar Square.

John Phillips / Via Getty Images
11.
John Phillips / Via Getty Images
12.

John Phillips

John Phillips

 

13. Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst was the headline performer.

John Phillips / Via Getty Images

14. Wurst said: “Let us be proud about who we are and let us give a statement for love, respect, and tolerance.”

John Phillips / Via Getty Images
15.
REX USA/Nils Jorgensen / Rex

16. Aww, that baby.

REX USA/Nils Jorgensen / Rex
17.

REX USA/Nils Jorgensen / Rex

REX USA/Nils Jorgensen / Rex

 
18.
REX USA/Gail Orenstein/NurPhoto / Rex
19.
John Phillips / Getty
20.
JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP / Getty

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Now Buzzing