This content was released on 24. July 2021 – 19:33
Presented by Hugo Greenhall
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of LGBT + people took to the streets of London this Saturday with banners and defamatory slogans to oppose what they believe is the commercialization of the UK’s official gay pride parade.
When the first “Rain the Pride” march surrounded Westminster Palace, participants fled their homes to protest LGBT + rights in the country, especially to those in the transgender community.
As people grind about Parliament Square in central London before the march, “We see … increasingly transcendent articles (in magazines),” said Natalie Jun-Whitaker, a 22-year-old coach at IT consulting. Get started.
“(They) attack innocent trance people and increase anti-trance rhetoric, which affects real people in their daily lives,” June-Whittaker said.
Last year, the British government rejected a proposed reform that would allow transgender people to legally change their gender without a medical diagnosis.
Protesters called for greater diversity and efforts to combat racism inside and outside the LGBT + community.
Saturday’s march joins similar movements around the world, expressing frustration that the annual LGBT + rights celebrations have become more commercialized parties than an opportunity to combat inequality.
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