Rainbow Hamlets took a Ride to Pride this year – in a routemaster bus, funded by the Council.
More than 40 volunteers engaged with residents and businesses along the parade route, promoting hate crime reporting, the prevention of domestic violence, smoking cessation and LGBT+ volunteering opportunities in the borough.
Jack Gilbert, Executive Director of Rainbow Hamlets said: “This was my 30th Pride, and Rainbow Hamlets’ second, and it was one of the most powerful of my life. Pride may just seem to be a chance for a party but in fact at its heart it is about liberation. I pay tribute to the past forum members, to the current board, to Salma our talented caseworker, and to all our fabulous volunteers. You are all amazing. We are building something very special together.”