PrideWatch: London World Pride 2012
Images courtesy London Pride and Britainonview.com
Story by Bart Jaworski
As the first installment to our new PrideWatch series, Out Traveler is congratulating London on being the selected site for World Pride 2012. Spearheaded by London Pride with support from Visit London and Mayor Boris Johnson, the city beat out fierce competition for the honor.
The two-week festival will be held just before the Olympic games, from June 23 to July 8, 2012, with the main parade taking place on July 7. As if the promise of a glimpse at Michael Phelp's physique was not enough to lure you to the Square Mile, perhaps World Pride 2012 will push you over the edge.
As you plan your trip for 2012, keep Out Traveler in mind by checking out our comprehensive guide explaining the ins and outs of gay travel in London (an updated version will soon be available). Theatergoers should also check out our piece on the city's gay productions and theaters. You may also want to search recent GPS postings for relevant entries.
Planning ahead is a must for this historic and exciting time to be in London. Although the crowds will be miles thick, what could be a better time and place to celebrate LGBT culture and diversity than a worldwide celebration of peace and unity.