Europride, London

It was a beautiful and long parade, with thousands of people participating, from policeofficers to dragqueens, from gay footballclubs to gay volleyballclubs, and from marines to gay people from nearly every religion present in London. It was a colourful parade with a lot of beautiful people, some dressed in uniform, and some dressed in, well, nearly nothing. The Union Jack was transferred to shades of pink today. I had a lot of explaining to do to the pirate, whom I had taken with me. He was sitting on my shoulder, and asked a lot of questions. I guess he had never seen anything like this before. I explained him that it was a celebration of gay people, a way to improve the acceptance of the gay community and a protest against discrimination and homophobia. I think he understood.

They came through Oxford Street and Regent Street and went on to Piccadily Circus. Again London closed it’s roads for a big event. What a city.

There were several good slogans passing by, but my absolute favourite was the one from Amnesty International:

Love is a human right.

I couldn’t agree more. It’s all about Love Actually.