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What Is The Most Important Part Of Pride

Pride, London, 2016, so much fun!

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On the 25th of June 2016, thousands of people descended onto the capital to celebrate Pride. I went down to the parade and asked people 'What would you say was the most important part of Pride?' here are the reactions. See the rest of the reactions here

Being Yourself

Walking down Old Compton street I saw a mixed bag of people. People in fancy dress, half naked people, people in summer gear. Pride is a big celebration of being yourself and I totally felt welcomed by the huge community spirit there

Togetherness

Speaking with these colourful people, they said togetherness was their most important part of Pride. I found that Pride was not just a big coming together of the LGBT+ community, but people I spoke with were there with their friends and families. Togetherness seemed key.

Celebrating your Freedom

Pride in London has been parading through the streets since 1972, chosen on the Saturday closest to the date of the Stonewall Riots. The LGBT+ community has been marching for their freedom and equality, which is celebrated throuhgout.

Community Interaction

As I was speaking with someone else, these officers were helping out someone who was a little lost, giving them a map and telling them the best places to go while celebrating Pride. Goes to show that everyone can be a part of Pride.

Solidarity

This young woman had flown all the way from the states to celebrate Pride. She was there, like me, here for her first Pride and she was loving it. What she told me about marching and remembering why we were there, especially in the light of the shootings in Orlando.

This is one video I shot as part of my 'What would you...?' project, asking questions to people on the street and getting their honest and beautiful reactions. To see more videos like this, subscribe to my channel here

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