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LONDON TRANS+ PRIDE: STAND IN SOLIDARITY THIS 27 JULY


WORDS MAISIE JANE DANIELS - PHOTOGRAPHY DANI D'INGEO






London Trans+ Pride will be held on Saturday, July 27th, marking its sixth year, after a record turnout of over 40,000 in 2023. This peaceful march through central London invites trans+ individuals, the LGBTQIA+ community, and allies to celebrate trans+ lives, advocate for trans+ rights, and stand in solidarity with Palestine, Sudan, Haiti, and Congo.

"This year's theme addresses ongoing global injustices," says Lewis G. Burton, a founding member of London Trans+ Pride. Trans+ individuals, making up about 0.5% of the UK population, face exclusion and discrimination, with the Rainbow Map indicating a 30% decrease in acceptance this year. In 2024, the Conservative government's policies have intensified attacks on trans+ rights, echoing the harmful impacts of Margaret Thatcher’s Section 28 laws. This environment is detrimental to trans+ youth, risking their mental health and well-being.





Gender-affirming healthcare, routinely accessed by cisgender patients, is often denied and politicised for trans+ individuals. Long waiting lists have led many to use risky DIY hormone replacements. The Cass Review, criticised for ignoring clinical evidence and showing prejudice, has distanced the UK from international best practices in trans+ healthcare.



This year is pivotal for London Trans+ Pride, linking trans+ rights with racial, climate, and disability justice. Despite setbacks, the event aims to surpass the 40,000 attendees of 2023, hoping for 50,000 in 2024. The march underscores the belief that "None of us are free until we are all free."







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