So why do over 750,000 people still gather in London each year to raise awareness of LGBT issues? Here’s a great quote from someone who attended a Youth Pride event in London, which shows exactly why these community events are so important: I felt much more confident in being myself and to be open with my sexuality, especially being around others whom identify with the LGBT+ community, and it was amazing to see so many different groups and people in support of pride watching the parade; it made me feel we are going in the right direction.

These events are extremely important to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people, as well as the allies, friends and families who support them.