Pride in London remakes 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', as survey reveals extent of hate crime

Almost half of London's LGBT+ community have felt threatened in the last year because of their sexuality, according to a new survey.

Pride in London parade in Regent Street

The research was commissioned by organisers of next month's Pride in London March, described as the third biggest event in the capital's calendar after the marathon and New Year's Eve fireworks.

Key findings include 44% of LGBT+ Londoners who responded have felt threatened by others in the last year and 36% have been verbally abused.

Pride in London parade

The research also concludes the majority of straight people care more about animal rights than gender equality or tolerance of people with different sexual identities.

The survey coincides with the launch of a series of videos called 'Pride Matters' featuring a new recording of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Our research shows that although many in this country may think LGBT+ people have achieved equality is that we are by no means 'equal'. As a nation that is not something we can be complacent about.'


Far too many people in our city are still facing discrimination and prejudice because of their sexuality or identity. London is home to people of every nationality, ethnicity and walk of life and it's hugely important to me that members of our LGBT+ community feel completely comfortable to be themselves.