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Pride and prejudice

Following on from last week's diversity report, this weekend, 28 June, the annual Pride parade will wind its way through the streets of London.

20 June 2014

Following on from last week's diversity report, this weekend, 28 June, the annual Pride parade will wind its way through the streets of London.

Six years ago, there was no legal presence at the event.

But in 2009, by pulling together members of the then Young Solicitors Group (and a number of friends who not only felt sufficiently confident to wear a Law Society-branded lime green T-shirt but also to be associated with a group of lawyers) that changed.

The first outing (no pun intended) was an opportunity to represent LGBT lawyers and legal professionals in front of tens of thousands of visitors, spectators and participants - many of whom travel from across the globe each year - and for the Law Society to speak directly to what was still a client base misunderstood by some legal services providers.

To our surprise, as anyone who was there in 2009 will remember, we were greeted with cheers, not boos, as we passed along Oxford St...

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