Camden marches proudly in this year’s Pride

For the first time in almost 20 years, Camden Council marched proudly in solidarity with its LGBT+ community at this year’s Pride, demonstrating its long history of LGBT+ protest and activism.

A few days later, at the July full council meeting, the council undertook its latest themed debate, taking the opportunity to listen to members of the borough’s LGBT+ community, and consider how it is working using its role and working with our communities and partners to make Camden a safe and welcoming space for all LGBT+ staff, citizens and visitors.

Camden’s LGBT+ citizens and families are an integral part of its community, from pupils, to students, parents, grandparents, politicians, community leaders, activists, colleagues and neighbours, each individual makes Camden the unique and special place that it is.

The themed debate discussed the realities of LGBT+ life in Camden for residents and groups and saw the council reaffirming its commitment to make Camden an open and tolerant community where the rights of all are recognised and respected. The meeting also witnessed the welcome appointment of Councillor Rishi Madlani as the council’s new LGBT+ champion.

Along with marching in Pride, Camden took part in two family friendly London Pride events at both Kings Cross and at the family friendly area at St Giles-in-the-field, where young people and families could escape the crowds and celebrate Pride in a safe relaxing environment, enjoying a range of activities, like face painting and drag storytelling, curated by a number of community groups.

Find out more about the ‘We make Camden Proud’ campaign and read the stories of our LGBT+ communities here.