On Saturday 2 July, more than one million people took part in the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parade, which was the first to take place in two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There was an explosion of colour and celebration in the streets of central London – organisers described it as the “biggest and most inclusive event in history”. 600 LGBTQ+ groups took part this year including the London Hospices LGBTQ+ Network, of which we are proud members, under the banner of ‘Living and Dying with Pride’ – championing equitable and inclusive end of life care services for everyone. Hospice staff, Jane Berg, Lauren Dawber, Anne Reed and Carole Cousins represented Princess Alice Hospice in the marching group. Lauren said: “It was a fantastic day and also lovely to meet other colleagues from different hospices and make new connections.”

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