London’s gay pride celebrations are still set to take place next weekend. Drastic cutbacks to the festival have been described as a “shambles” and “huge blow” to the gay community.
The World Pride event to be held in London has been drastically scaled back because of a funding shortfall.
No floats or vehicles will be allowed to take part in the traditional parade through the West End which is due to take place next weekend.
The organisers say securing funding has been challenging due to the recession.
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said the event risked being a “chaotic damp squib” which would damage London’s reputation.
“The sudden, drastic curtailment of the World Pride parade, rally and street parties is a huge blow to London and its gay community
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