Lessons from Pride 2012

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What lessons can be learnt from Pride 2012, so that next year's event is not plagued with similar problems and does not have to be downgraded at the eleventh hour?


Answer for Lessons from Pride 2012

Answer for Lessons from Pride 2012

Answered By: 
The Mayor

World Pride was an ambitious project managed by Pride London.

The issues surrounding this year's large-scale public event came about as a result of problems within the organisational structure of Pride London and the transparency within it. This was compounded by limited resources - both physical and budgetary - and unrealistic expectations of what could be delivered within the available resources and timescales.

Since the event, we understand that a number of internal changes have taken place at Pride London including resignations of board members and believe a new board is to be elected.

It would not be prudent at this stage to speculate as to the exact form that future events will take, or who is ultimately responsible for them. The GLA will continue discussions with the LGBT community to establish how it can best support a public LGBT event in the future.

I look forward to the receiving the recommendations from the London Assembly's current investigation into World Pride London.