Love happens here: The very best lawyer photos from London Pride

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Includes a dog in a barrister’s wig wearing a Hawaiian lei

Lawyers took to the glitter-laden streets of London this weekend to march for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights at the Pride in London Parade.

Approximately 30,000 people — including models Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid, Olympian Tom Daley, and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan — attended the celebration, which saw a rainbow flag projected onto the Houses of Parliament for the first time.

Legal professionals have been sharing their experiences using the hashtag #legalpride on social media. We have been spoilt for choice this year when it comes to great photos, but this tweet in particular did catch our eye:

Not least because it is a great pic — but because it looks an awful lot like the dog in the wig we spied at last year’s Pride!

The adorable Jack Russell, who is called Madge, belongs to barrister and mediator Simon Robinson of Five Paper. She’s accompanied Robinson to Pride in 2013 and 2014 too.

If photos of dogs in wigs aren’t your thing, 1) why not? and 2) there were plenty more weekend photos pushing Pride’s ‘love happens here’ mantra. Take this fetching law bus:

A number of lawyers marched with human rights campaign group Amnesty International:

High fives all round:

There is, of course, that age old Pride problem: is anyone still finding glitter in their hairline this morning?

Or their beard?

It really was glitter galore:

Many marched wearing “All equal under the law” T-shirts:

Which were also made into badges and handed out as freebies:

Happy Pride 🌈 💚💙💜❤️💛🌈👬👭👨👨👦👩👩👦 • #pride #pride2017 #legalpride #lgbt #loveislove

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Rachel Reese

I was proud to march with the Law Society on Saturday. It was an absolutely brilliant day. 💙


William Connolly

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LGBT rights are established and respected, it is a success story that the movement has achieved so much and thankfully, will continue to grow……. i think ongoing causes based on colour, socio – economic status (i.e. class), and gender (i.e. being a female) within law as a profession are forms of entrenched discrimination that take place on a daily basis which is concerning ……



We’ve moved on since the 1970s, but the situation for gay people in the UK is still not where it should be. 100 anti-LGBT hate crimes are recorded by the police every week and 70% of gay people will not hold hands in public.

And Pride isn’t about picking glitter out of your hair and angling desperately for likes on Instagram, Katie. I know it’s only Legal Cheek, but a bit more sensitivity wouldn’t have gone amiss…


Glen or Glenda

I was at the parade and would like to be enlightened on the following:

1. What was the group in leather and dog masks with a black and blue flag all about?

2. What were the people in nappies all about?

3. Where do women stand on pre-op M to F trans women using female toilets?

* Sits back and prepares to be enlightened*



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1) List the studies.
2) What does it mean to be “actively homosexual”?
3) In what way is being “actively homosexual” often an “extraordinarily destructive lifestyle”?
4) Did you know that gay people don’t just have sex all day? There are, you know, emotions involved. It’s not one big crystal meth orgy. (Source: am a gay.)



Hello Sir.

Thank you for calling.

How are things in the 1950s?

Please telegram back.

Love from

The 21st Century xxx


Simon Robinson

Dear Anonymous

Just a few comments in reply to yours
‘Numerous studies’ – which you don’t specify. So just a sweeping generalisation.

The higher incidence of mental health issues is more due to harassment, discrimination and bias

‘Actively homosexual’. What if I’m homosexual but don’t do anything about it. Is that less destructive? Anyway, I’m gay not ‘homosexual’. That’s merely an obsolete a medical term.

I think your last paragraph is missing a “won’t” or similar negatively you want it have the sense I think you intended.

And I’m the one in the pictures with the dog. I don’t want or need your judgemental, narrow minded attitude. And neither does my dog. Doubtless your attitudes towards women and BAME people are equally antediluvian.



🎼I wanna live for-ever!🎶



I’m gonna learn how to FLY


Your dog is cute.



🎼And they call it puppy looooooove🎶

Tim Farron

I wasn’t there.


Father Ted

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Oh come on!

How was that even offensive?




Why does no-one know what the dog masks and nappies were about????

What has any of it got to do with LGBTQI+???


Aim for my eye baby

It is about expressing sexual freedom. Put me in a dog mask, tie me up and tickle my nips until I rumble with uncontrollable excitement. Put me in a nappy, let me do my nasty thing in it and rip that bad boy off and smear the beautiful sludge all over my lustful face. An extreme example, but the point is freedom, don’t judge, let people love and express themselves as they wish.



The nappy thing seems to be more of a female preoccupation.

It’s to do with being loved, cared for and nurtured. Think taking the “sugar daddy” thing to an extreme.


Thomas Tucker

Nah. It’s a fetish.

I’ve never quite got over the day that my mum took away my Peaudouce childsize and said I was too old to be wearing nappies to bed (I was four).

I’ve had a kink wanting to wear them ever since which I satisfy by buying adult incontinence nappies.

It’s a surprisingly common (and harmless) kink.

I don’t know what the dog thing is about though…


Fatty Fudge

I never got over my local sweet shop switching from selling sweets per 1/4lb to per 100g when we went metric in 2000.

Saddest day of my life.

Nowadays I orgasm every time I overhear someone asking for “a quarter of peardrops”.

Do you think we need help?

Ziggy the Zebra

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Great! Remove the offensive post but leave the replies so no-one knows what is being replied to!



Paolo the Puffin

Ziggy, I feel your pain.

The fact that your comment was deleted and not taken seriously shows that teams-speciesism is still too much for people to come to terms with in the late 2010s, just like LGBT a couple of generations ago.

Our time will come.

Until then we must continue to suffer the slings and arrows…


Janet the Gannet

I hear you, brother!


Kitty the Kittiwake

Me too!


Paolo the Puffin

You are my favourite seabird…

Zaphos the last of the Ante diluvian Greeks

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Alan Partridge

Lynn – they’re… sex people!


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