on parade

The 5 Things London Pride Is Doing to Outshine Your City

The conservative mayor marches at the front of the parade

OK, so blonde-mopped London mayor Boris Johnson once compared gay marriage to marrying a dog and supported a bill that would stop city councils from “promoting” homosexuality (ugh), but he cleared his schedule to march in the parade alongside London’s queer activists and kicked off the event saying that the British government should support gay marriage. Here are some comments he made just on the day of the event:

“I am pleased to support our city’s pride celebrations and proud of London’s reputation as a place where you can be yourself. From poet laureates to politicians and pop stars to rugby players, there’s an increasing confidence to be open about your sexuality. Nowhere is this more evident than in London, which is home to one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in the world. Everybody has the right to live their life as they wish, free from persecution and abuse, and my office is working with the community, the police and other partners to ensure that, irrespective of sexuality, all Londoners are able to participate fully in the life of the capital.”

When was the last time your mayor went from comparing gays to bestiality to supporting your right to divorce?