2021-07-24 Reclaim Pride
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London, UK. 24th July, 2021. An estimated 2,500 LGBTI+ protesters take part in the first-ever Reclaim Pride march. Reclaim Pride replaced the traditional Pride in London march, which many feel has become too commercial and strayed from its radical roots in protest, and was billed as a People’s Pride march for LGBTI+ liberation. Campaigners called for the banning of LGBTI+ conversion therapy, the reform of the Gender Recognition Act, the provision of a safe haven for LGBTI+ refugees and for LGBTI+ people to be decriminalised worldwide and marched in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. There was particularly marked support for the transgender community among marchers following the British government's decision last year to scrap a proposed reform allowing trans people to legally change gender without a medical diagnosis. The event was addressed by Peter Tatchell, veteran LGBTI+ and human rights campaigner, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, co-founder and director of UK Black Pride, and Linda Riley, publisher of DIVA magazine and founder of Lesbian Visibility Week.