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Thousands at Gay Pride in London, parades also in Toulouse-Marseille

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(ANSA) – ROME, 02 JUL – After three years of lockdown due to Covid-19, Gay Pride has returned to color and animate the streets of the British capital, with thousands of people who have also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first march in 1972.

The organizers expect up to one million people. 600 groups from the LGBT + community signed up for the march – writes The Independent -.

The parade is “an opportunity to celebrate joy and triumph, but also to give voice to the fight against the injustices and inequalities that still exist,” said the Pride festival in London. Other demands made on the UK government include banning conversion therapies for all LGBT + people, reforming the Gender Recognition Act and providing equal protection to affected communities against hate crime. Ukrainian flags and placards in support of Kiev against Russian aggression were also on the square.

Parades of the gay community also in France. Thousands – reports the AFP – marched under the heat in Marseille, where a colorful crowd headed towards the Old Port and in Toulouse, many danced and applauded while chanting slogans against violence against LGBT + and homophobia . (HANDLE).

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