8 July 2017
Today more than 26,000 people joined the annual Pride parade through central London. 
Jean Lambert, London’s Green MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT rights, said:
”The Pride parade has become an integral part of London’s cultural and political landscape. Every year, it’s inspiring to see thousands of people turn out to celebrate our diversity and make a stand against prejudice.
This year’s Pride event marks an important milestone. It’s hard to believe that, until 50 years ago, homosexuality was considered a crime in England and Wales. Since then, we’ve made immense progress. However, the sad truth is that there’s still plenty of work to be done to push for equality.
In coming years, I’ll be working hard to give the LGBT+ community a voice in the European Parliament – seeking to protect the rights of every LGBT+ individual, not only in London but across the globe.”