Words: Steve Brown
The theme for this year's Pride in London has been revealed.
With recent figures revealing that almost a third of LGBTQ people (32 per cent) have experienced some form of discrimination from others in their local LGBTQ community and three in five black LGBTQ people (61 per cent) have experienced discrimination from other queer people because of their ethnicity, this year's Pride in London theme, #YouMeUsWe, is more relevant than ever.
This year’s theme calls out the crucial need for allyship in order to heal rifts between groups.
“Pride in London's 2020 theme #YouMeUsWe is a rallying cry to the LGBT+ community,” says Tom Stevens, Director of Marketing for Pride in London.
“No matter your identity, it calls on each of us to reach out, understand and support one another, demanding us to be better allies within our own community.
“Historically, the Pride movement was built on a core foundation of us standing up for one another.
"As LGBT+ people, especially those from marginalised communities, continue to come under attack from many sides, this allyship is as important now as it has ever been.
"It's down to all of us to celebrate identity, and make sure Pride in London is a pride for everyone. It's down to You, Me, Us, We.”
Pride in London 2020 - You! Me! Us! We! 🎉#YouMeUsWe is a rallying cry to the LGBT+ community.— Pride in London (@PrideInLondon) February 25, 2020
It’s time for all of us to understand and support one another to be better allies within our own communities. 🏳️🌈
We can do this: https://t.co/2iOpPaO2Kp#PrideInLondon pic.twitter.com/txaPuUujFJ
Pride in London is set to descend upon the UK's capital on June 27!