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LGBTQA+ events that you can attend in London

By QMResLife 08 Jun 2023

Ever since London's first gay pride rally back in 1972, the capital has been the UK's hub for LGBTQA+ events, with people travelling from every corner of the island to join forces and fight for LGBTQA+ rights together.

Each year, thousands of people attend various events across the city to celebrate and show solidarity to the LGBTQA+ community. Take a look below at our pick of the bunch!

Pride in London



We had to start with the biggest pride event in the UK, which is rightly hosted by its largest city. The annual event sees thousands of people gather to march through London in colourful outfits, proudly waving rainbow flags to celebrate the LGBTQA+ community. In addition to this, there will be a whole host of virtual events organised by Pride in London, some taking place in June. 

Dragfest 2023

Dragfest is a music festival which will take place on Saturday 19th August (venue to be announced). The festival will see famous drag faces take to the stage, including plenty from the most recent series of Ru Paul's Drag Race! In addition to the live music, there will also be comedy and lip sync stages, as well as glitter stations to get your face painted and glittered so you look equally as fabulous as the stars. There will also be the chance to meet and greet the performers. Book your tickets today

UK Black Pride



UK Black Pride has been going strong for over 15 years and is now the biggest celebration for LGBTQA+ people of African, Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent in the whole of Europe. The event occurs every year during Pride month and is a safe space for people from BAME backgrounds to celebrate the diversity of cultures, sexualities and gender identities in the LGBTQA+ community. This year's annual event will be taking place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Gaywise Arts Festival

Each year in November since 2007, Arts Charity Wise Thoughts have organised the GFest - Gaywise LGBT Arts Festival to promote and showcase LGBTQA+ arts events including dance, film, drag, music, art exhibitions, comedy and much more. The festival's aim is to develop social and cultural equality for and amongst LGBTQA+ people from all age groups, religions and cultural backgrounds. Over the 12 days of the festival, arts events take place at various venues across London, although last year's shifted to online. Stay tuned for more details on the event coming later this year.

Why not head to one of these great LGBTQA+ events in 2023?

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