On Saturday (8 July), over fifty Penguin Random House UK employees took to the streets of London to march in support of Pride, which this year marked half a century since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
Over 26,000 people are estimated to have taken part in the parade altogether, with Penguin Random House UK employees handing out Pride-themed bookmarks to the passing crowds, as part of Penguin Pride, our annual campaign celebrating the relationship between literature and LGBTQ equality.
Launching in 2016, this year's Penguin Pride has also seen:
- A unique event featuring literature, live music, spoken word and author readings at Camden's Proud Galleries, featuring Kele Okereke (Bloc Party) and Z-Star Delta
- The beginning of a Pride Book Club, lead by Penguin Platform and featuring LGBTQ YouTubers
- Penguin.co.uk have compiled the essential LGBTQ library list.