See the 2021 inaugural march on video on the DIVA Magazine YouTube channel
#ReclaimPride Trailer (UK 2021 40s 1080P 24fps)
Watch the trailer for the film of the UK's first #ReclaimPride march, 24th July 2021, thousands of LGBTQI+ marchers and allies made a big impact on central London, with the march starting from the House of Commons, up Whitehall, Regent Street, Oxford Street and ending in Hyde Park.
Watch the short film of #ReclaimPride here on the DIVA Magazine YouTube channel.
Don't Rain On Our Parade: Pride50 (UK 2021 In pre-production)
As LGBTQI+ Pride in the UK approaches its 50th birthday in 2022, how did it all begin, and where is the UK's Pride movement heading?
IN PRODUCTION Directed and produced by Rob Falconer, Don't Rain On Our Parade: Pride50 will explore the extraordinary birth on the Pride movement in the UK and the behemoth it would become. From the 1970s and the arrival of the Gay Liberation Front, groundbreaking veterans of that time recall a very different and very hostile landscape in Britain. By the 1990s Pride swelled to the mega parades and park festivals with literally hundreds of thousands attending, succesively bankrupting themselves. Pride in London, the present day incarnation, sees huge numbers in central London but also provokes powerful and growing controversy in the community over its depoliticised parade promoting corporate sponsors. When Pride 2020 was cancelled due to COVID, surviving veterans of the original GLF march took over the central London Pride Parade route to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Gay Liberation Front's first UK march. In July 2021 a huge #ReclaimPride march took up the veterans' 2020 banner, unequivocally calling for a return to a Pride with political teeth. Shortly afterwards in August a delayed Pride in London 2021 was finally cancelled for a second year running. So where is Pride heading at 50? Is Pride as we know it on the verge of landmark change? The film will feature prominent human rights campaigners, LGBTQI+ activists and artists who have shaped the course of LGBTQI+ life over the years, including Peter Tatchell. Due Spring 2022. Expected runtime 25mins.