Pride in London 2017: March with us to help stop religious and cultural homophobia

London Pride 2017 - Naz and Matt Foundation

Update: We have now reached capacity for our marching group. Thank you everyone that has signed up. We will shortly be sending out an email with details for meeting. Please do not try and sign up as we will sadly not be able to accommodate any new registrations. 

March with us in Pride in London on Saturday 8th July and help us raise awareness of the devastating impacts of religious and cultural homophobia. 

As we walk we will be remembering my darling Naz, and making London – and the rest of the world – know that we will not sit back and let homophobia, prejudice and fear control our lives.

We will be the voice of those that can not speak to their families for the fear of what might happen if they do.

Theme: Royal India and Fabulous Butterflies

What do I need to wear?

Our theme this year is ‘Royal India and Butterflies‘.

Please dress in this theme if you can, but you may actually wear whatever you like.
We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to wear a Naz and Matt Foundation t-shirt to march in (see bottom of this post of how to obtain one).

The most important thing is that you’re comfortable and relaxed. But also be bold, and be fabulous!

On the day it may be hot, or remember it’s Britain – so it may rain. Please make sure you dress accordingly and especially remember to bring drinking water with you.

When and where

The organisers have asked for our group to meet away from the starting location of the parade itself. We have picked the following time and location to allow everyone enough time to meet and safe distance away from the crowds and chaos of the starting area

Meeting time

Saturday 8th July 2017

Meeting Time 10:15am

Meeting point for our group

St. Marylebone Parish Church,
17 Marylebone Road,
Marylebone,
London
NW1 5LT
View map or Google StreetView of meeting location
We will meet here before walking to our starting place on the march.

Our marching section

Naz and Matt Foundation has been positioned in parade in the following section. If you get lost or can’t find us, please ask a Parade Volunteer to bring you to this location:

Section B

The only entry into the Parade Form Up area is at the top of Portland Place, where Portland Place meets Park Crescent. We must all be within our positions here after 11:30am and no later than 12:15pm

Any questions?

If you have questions any of the above, please contact Louise, our Pride Manager
louise@nazandmattfoundation.org

Where can I find more info about the Pride in London march?

Full details of the march can be found here:
Official Pride in London website

Security

Pride in London has issue the following announcement on security.

The parade route

The official times of the parade are: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

How can I join Naz and Matt Foundation’s group?

Please complete the form via the link below to register yourself into our group.

For the security of all other participants, you must be registered in order to march with us and so that we can issue you a wristband.

  • We have been allocated a strict and limited number of places.
  • We will use the email you include to send you updates, so please make sure it’s an email address you have regular access to.
  • We will issue you with a wristband that will allow you you to enter the Parade Form Up area. We will give you your wristband at the Meeting point for our group (See above).
  • Please do not register if you have no intention of marching (we had a number of people who did this last year and as a result not everyone who wanted to march could march).

Wristbands

All people in the Parade. If you have successfully registered we will issue you with your wristband on the day.

Donation (optional, but highly encouraged)

This year please consider donating £20 to Naz and Matt Foundation to help cover our costs for the event (hint, hint) and support our vital work

If you donate you will be supporting the reason why you are marching, plus you will be given a fabulous Naz and Matt Foundation t-shirt!

Please specify your t-shirt size when you register.

Any surplus money will be used to help fund our schools work and other special projects. Please donate using the button below.

Donate with PayPal Giving Fund

So where do I register?

Please complete the form below to register yourself into our group. We will use the email address you include to send you updates, so please make sure it’s an email address you have regular access to.

Donate to receive your t-shirt

What happened last year?

Last year we had lots of fun and were joined by some new faces, and also loyal supporters and volunteers of Naz and Matt Foundation. Here are some moments from last year

London Pride 2017 - Group shot London Pride 2017 - Group shot

Matt set up the Naz and Matt Foundation in memory of his soulmate and fiancé, Naz, who passed away two days after being confronted about his sexuality by his religious parents. It was the first time that they knew their son was gay, in a relationship with Matt for 13 years and that they were planning to get married.

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