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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 July 2017

Fighting corporate takeover at London Pride

Pride 2017 photo Helen Pattison

Pride 2017 photo Helen Pattison   (Click to enlarge)

There was more criticism than usual of the organisers in the run-up to this year's London pride event, dominated as it is by corporate marketing and with its apolitical stance. It reinforced the call for LGBT+ people to reclaim it as a campaigning vehicle.

Socialist Party members campaigned energetically. Our posters said: "Build a fighting socialist movement for LGBT+ rights" and got much attention. We gave out 500 "pride is political" leaflets and raised 45 for the fighting fund.

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