Pride in London Festival to Honor Orlando Victims With "Moment of Solidarity"

Getty Images

Organizers announced that the festival's parade on June 25 will include a special tribute.

The Pride in London Festival taking place later this month in the U.K. capital is set to include a special tribute to the victims of the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shooting.

“In less than two weeks time, tens of thousands of people from all over the world will be coming to Pride in London," festival chair Michael Salter-Church said Monday in a statement. "The horrific events in Orlando highlight that the campaign for respect and equality must go on within communities across the globe. On June 25, together, we will honor the people who lost their lives, and stand united in a moment of solidarity, peace and remembrance."

Salter-Church pointed to similarly targeted attacks that took place across London in 1999, most notably at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho where a nail bomb planted by a neo-Nazi claimed the lives of three people and injured 70 more.

"It’s vital this horrific attack is not used to drive a wedge between communities here in the U.K.," he continued. "We must all focus on what binds us rather than what separates us and stand in unity."

As well as the June 25 tribute, a vigil is set to be held on Monday evening on Soho's Old Compton Street.

comments powered by Disqus