Pride was brilliant.
The sea of pink Union Jacks came stomping down Regent Street led by London Mayor Boris Johnson, to the sound of drums. Drag queens and muscular men, political protesters and same sex ballroom dancers. It was an amazing parade. The military and police units made my heart swell with pride, as it normally does, while the topless men had a similar effect elsewhere.
I spotted Peter Tatchell, Carole from Big Brother 8 and Ian McKellan spread among the crown along with some well known homosexuals on the scene.
At Trafalgar Square Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg gave a speech, although didn't say anything particularly interesting.
At the start of the day, whilst Frankie and I were waiting for Christine to appear, we were approached by a man from Terrence Higgins. He asked if I could fill out a survey and I was happy to oblige. "Were you in Bangkok in May?" he asked.
The GLBT world is a small one.
Only downer was the large group of Christian protestors at the end of Regent Street. Downer because they looked so sad and pathetic, boxed in by the police and without any real effect on the parade.
Humourous moment... the Gay Catholic stall was squeezed in between the Gay Humanists and the Raelians. That must of pissed them off... :D
Pictures will follow.