Consortium attends The Mayor of London’s Pride Reception

Last week, Consortium Team members joined the Mayor of London’s Pride Reception at the new City Hall in East London.

The Reception was in association with EuroPride, and featured veterans and allies of the UK’s Gay Liberation Front (GLF), marking the anniversary of London’s first pride march and protest in 1972.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan (he/him) said in his speech: ‘Such an honour to once again host my annual Pride Reception at City Hall—celebrating 50 years of #Pride and 30 years since the inaugural @EuroPride in London. London is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with LGBTIQ+ communities around the world.’

[from left to right] Chris French (he/him); Shaan Knan (he/him) Trans Organisations Network Officer; Chair of Trustees, Paul Robert (he/him) Chief Executive in front of London City Hall.

Paul Roberts (Consortium CEO) said:

Events like the Mayor’s Pride reception are important opportunities to meet up with orgs we aim to support every day of the year. This year, more than ever given the pandemic, it was wonderful to spend time chatting to people in real life and hear about their priorities. Am excited to get out to more events over the year and catch up with as many members as possible. It is so important for us to hear first hand where support is most needed.

Shaan Knan (TON Officer) added:

It was fantastic to celebrate The London Pride launch with some of our London member groups. Also, I’ve had some really important conversations with London Authority stakeholders in view of bringing forth actions around our LGBTIQA+ Action Plan for London and last year’s City Hall event about ‘making London the most trans-inclusice City by 2025.’


Consortium’s Shaan with Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Hall, proudly waving Valentino Vecchietti’s intersex-inclusive Pride flag.


The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaking at the Reception


Shaan Knan (he/him) with Caroline Russell (she/her), Member of the London Assembly, Green Party.


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