Stephen Ward, a director of Pride in London said more relaxed attitudes towards gay people in London could create a false sense of security.
We probably feel more relaxed than we used to about public displays of affection with our partners on the street, on the tube, that sort of thing.
But that can cause a backlash with people who haven't perhaps come as far on the journey to acceptance as the rest of the city and country has done.
More top news
It reportedly threatened attacks on planes "flying from Heathrow to the US" across the July 4 US Independence Day holiday weekend.
More than 50 firefighters were called in the early hours of this morning after a car ploughed through a shop window and burst into flames.
A poll of Britain's largest trade union, seen by ITV News, indicates more than half of those surveyed think the Labour leader should quit.