on parade

The 5 Things London Pride Is Doing to Outshine Your City

They march down two of London’s busiest streets

The parade route goes through Oxford Street and Regent street, the two highest trafficked and highest earning streets of London. That the city closes off these two roads just to celebrate Pride is amazing enough, but when you actually walk in the parade (as I did), you notice the historic and cultural significance of walking with a bunch of queers through London’s business district, Picadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, and past the National Gallery and Scotland Yard. Indeed, the city’s appreciation of its queer citizens amounts to much more than just a parade full of lip-service and advertising (even if the country’s equality minister is a homophobe).