Pride in London: Drag Race winner Ginger Johnson among stars performing as line-up revealed

Participants in last year’s Pride in London (AFP via Getty Images)
Participants in last year’s Pride in London (AFP via Getty Images)

RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Ginger Johnson and trans Married at First Sight contestant Ella Morgan are among the stars who will perform at this year’s Pride in London.

Organisers have pledged the biggest and most diverse Pride in the capital yet, with hundreds of thousands expected to take to the streets on Saturday June 29.

Alongside the annual parade, stars will also perform on six central London stages, including at Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square.

Dazzling audiences from Trafalgar Square’s main stage will be Ginger Johnson, the winner of series five of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, as well as the cast of the West End’s Moulin Rouge.

Also slated to make an appearance is US singer-songwriter Janice Robinson, known for being the brains behind 1990s dance hit Dreamer, and Drag Syndrome, a drag collective for queens and kings with Down’s syndrome.

Married at First Sight UK’s Ella Morgan will appear on the Leicester Square stage and Great British Bake Off finalist Sandro Farmhouse will co-host on the Golden Square stage.

The festivities will kick off at 12pm and continue throughout the day with performances scheduled at various times. Entry will be free but is operated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Last year’s Pride in London (PA)
Last year’s Pride in London (PA)

The theme of this year’s Pride is ‘We Are Everywhere’, its organisers said, which is intended to shine a light on the everyday experiences of London’s LGBT+ community.

“This campaign confronts the increasing attacks on the queer community, particularly those who are trans and non-binary,” said Christopher Joell-Deshields, CEO of Pride in London.

“#WeAreEverywhere underlines that our community is not a political talking point—we are a vital part of the fabric of London, powering our city every day.

“In these urgent and unjust times, and ahead of July’s general election, this campaign and our upcoming Parade are a reminder of the power, importance and presence of our community.”

Around 35,000 people are expected to march in the parade, which will take participants from Green Park down Piccadilly to Whitehall.

Variations of Pride in London have been held in the capital since the early 1970s.