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Who we are

Pride in London is run entirely by volunteers (Photograph: Lauren Anderson)

Pride provides a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer and gender variant people) to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.

Our annual Parade through the heart of the West End gives us a chance to be visible and speak loudly to the rest of the city about what we have achieved, how far we have come and what is still needed.

Who is involved?

Pride includes people of every race and faith, whether disabled or able-bodied, and all sexualities and genders including lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, questioning, intersex, trans*, genderqueer, gender variant or non-binary as well as straight and cis allies.

Pride in London is run entirely by volunteers. We came together as London LGBT+ Community Pride in 2012 to find a way to deliver a Pride that London deserves.

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Our mission

  • Be fully inclusive of all sections of the LGBT+ community, free at the point of access
  • Provide a celebration of LGBT+ life and a platform to continue the fight for equality and to challenge prejudice
  • Establish Pride in London on a sustainable footing and grow the festival over time to serve better the needs of London’s LGBT+ community and promote London as a beacon to the world

We aim to be transparent as far as possible. That's why we hold regular open meetings to report on Pride and gather feedback. We are also committed to engaging with residents, businesses and other groups who are involved in or affected by Pride.

How is Pride run?

We have a voluntary board made up of independent directors. The board appoints people who it believes have the skills and experience to run Pride. Our senior managers make Pride happen and often manage teams of their own. We also have a Community Advisory Board, which scrutinises the decisions of the board and provides guidance on inclusivity and transparency.

The board

Communications

  • Stephen Ward, Director
  • Alex Webb, Social Media
  • David Geary, Public Affairs
  • Gustav Ader, Digital Assets
  • James Watts, PR
  • Kenneth Pote, Administration
  • Lauren Anderson, Digital Campaigns and Development
  • Rhammel Afflick, Engagement
  • Steve Taylor, Web & Social Media
  • Kieron Yates, VIP Liaison

Community engagement

  • Patrick Lyster-Todd, Director
  • Matt Kent, Accessibility
  • Steve Taylor, External Liaison

Finance and planning

  • David Bloomfield, Director
  • Gareth Roberts, Accounts

Marketing and advertising

  • Alison Camps, Director
  • Neil McKenney, Creative
  • Leni Morris, Gala Dinner
  • Iain Walters, Planning, Media and Production
  • Peter Flynn, Promotions and Partnerships
  • Patrick Osborne, Research and Evaluation
  • Sandra Davenport, Women's Team

Secretarial and legal

  • Mohsin Zaidi, General Counsel and Director
  • Nathaniel Crowley, Legal Counsel
  • Richard Macmillan, Legal Counsel
  • Ronnie Mortimer, Legal Counsel
  • Alexandra Zachmann, Legal Counsel

Sponsorship and fundraising

  • Polly Shute, Director
  • Martin Kmiecik, Fundraising and Business Development
  • Patrick Browne, Fundraising and Business Development
  • Emily Martin, Client Management and Sponsor Contracts
  • Nicola Chubb, Pride Partners

Strategic delivery

  • Rob Anderson, Director
  • Paul Hanson, Senior Manager
  • Siobhan Linard, Senior Manager
  • Jeff Tong, Access
  • Matthew Kent, Access
  • Tanya Kynaston, Access
  • Duncan Day, Pride Arts Festival
  • Nicola Chubb, Bars
  • Andy Train, Coordination Support
  • Kirsty Wilkins, Coordination Support
  • Michael Bryant, Parade
  • Sam Aldridge, Planning and Logistics
  • Joseph Williams-Petre, Resident and Business Liaison
  • Graham Lehr, Resident and Business Liaison
  • Billy Kendall, Soho
  • Heidi Tonkin, Soho
  • Martin Fox-Roberts, Soho
  • Ian Massa-Harris, Stages
  • Tom Knight, Stages
  • Sandra Davenport, Stages
  • Martin Hutchinson, Trafalgar Square
  • Pete Manley, Vauxhall

Team Pride and organisation

  • Vacant, Director
  • Diana Hannachi, Organisation
  • Joseph Vacchiano, Social Club
  • Richard Tipping, Social Events
  • Derek Dempsey, Strategic Manager
  • Leni Candan, Marketing and Recruitment

London LGBT+ Community Pride is a community interest company (CIC), which means that any surplus we generate can only be reinvested in Pride or given as grants to LGBT+ community groups.

We reserve the right to exclude any organisation whose policies or leadership do not support the values of acceptance and inclusion that Pride promotes – which is a decision we will only take after consulting with our Community Advisory Board.