VIDEO: London hosts WorldPride 2012
Colourful event wows crowds despite scaling back
London, England, threw a great big gay party for WorldPride 2012.
Thousands participated in the parade, and people lined the streets for hours to cheer them on as they passed. Leading the pack were activists celebrating the 40th anniversary of London’s first Pride march.
WorldPride was plagued by organizational issues, which led to a scaling back of events; floats were not permitted in the parade, and official parties in Soho were cancelled.
However, the crowds were exuberant and most of the finger pointing between Pride organizers and city officials was suspended during the parade itself.
Below are our video highlights from the parade.