Last weekend, Tom Brake MP attended a seminar about the history of London Pride, which celebrated the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community with Pride’s first beginnings in 1972 to today with nearly 1.5 million attendees.
The event was followed by a colourful party to celebrate the progress of LGBTQ+ rights commemorated with a rainbow cake and balloons.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"I was moved when I heard about 50 years of history of Pride and the impact made by the LGBTQ+ community to secure legislative changes. Most recently, celebrating the legislation passed in Northern Ireland recognising same-sex marriage under the law.
"As an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, I am glad to stand alongside them and witness their triumph in securing equal rights. There is still so much that needs to be achieved to reach total equality amongst all people, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
"This year, I choose to celebrate the hope and unity of people of all genders and sexuality. I am committed to standing on the right side of history with the LGBTQ+ community because Pride matters!"