Pride 2018 in pictures
Millions of people around the world have taken part in the annual Pride celebrations, with Barclays leading the revelry as headline sponsor in New York, Tokyo, London and across the UK.
The bank celebrated Pride 2018 with a theme of ‘Love Goes the Distance’, intended to recognise the progress made by the LGBT+ community – and the work still to be done.
More than 30,000 people took part in the rainbow-clad Pride in London parade – with up to one million joining the celebrations – while two million took to the streets in New York, 7,000 in Tokyo, and thousands more in Glasgow and Birmingham.
Barclays has been a headline sponsor of Pride in London since 2014 and this year extended its support to 21 events across the UK, including celebrations in Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester throughout the summer.
Mark McLane, Barclays’ Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, said: “We are incredibly excited to be supporting Pride events across the UK this year for the first time. Pride events are a highlight in the LGBT+ calendar and Barclays taking a nationwide approach this year means that we will be able to join in spreading this positive message even further.”
The Pride celebrations have their origins in the 1969 Stonewall rebellion in New York City, US, regarded as a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBT+ rights.