To join the Jewish bloc at Pride this year, you will need a wristband. This is because security is higher than usual following the Orlando massacre. We have been allotted 100 wrist bands to distribute among people that with to march with us. This has been funded jointly by Keshet UK, JGLG and Gay Jews in London.
If you want to join us, we'll be distributing wristbands from 11am at the Albany Pub at 240 Great Portland Street. Of course once you have your wristband you are free to wander off until the march begins. It won't be possible to reserve wristbands for individuals, though we think there should be enough to go round. We know this is different to our original intention, but events have overtaken us and this seems to be the fairest approach all round. So even if you've already let us know you're coming, please be there early to collect a wristband. If you have a special access need which prevents you from collecting your wrist band in this way, please be in touch to see if we can make another arrangement.
We're sorry if arrangements haven't been smooth this year. We would value feedback so we can do things better next year.
Looking forward to seeing many of you tonight at West London Synagogue, and tomorrow at the march.
With best wishes,
Keshet UK, JGLG and Gay Jews in London.