Police officer who proposed at Pride London ‘wishes he hadn’t after torrent of online abuse’



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Click through our gallery to see pictures of Pride over the years…

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A picnic in Victoria Gardens by the Houses of Parliament during what was then called ‘Gay Pride Week’, August 5, 1976

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Members of the Gay Liberation Movement protesting outside the Old Bailey over Mary Whitehouse’s court action against the Gay News Magazine on July 4, 1977

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The march goes on at Pride in 1984

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Revellers in fancy dress at Lesbian & Gay Pride, London 1984

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Lesbian & Gay Pride, London 1985

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The sun shines down on Pride in 1992

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Men in corsets perform a dance at Pride in 1993

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A lesbian couple on Horseguards Parade at Pride in July 1994

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A man applies lipgloss during Pride in June 1995

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Men in camouflage trousers ride a pink tank and carry rainbow flags during Pride in June 1995

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A man sashays down the street with pride in 1995

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Demonstrators dressed in hot pants and crop tops at Pride in 1995

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Two supporters of the Socialist Workers Party amongst the marchers at Pride in July 1996

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Two young men share a tender moment on the grass during a Pride in London in 1996

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Male dancers standing with their arms raised above their heads, donning black t-shirts with a heart logo, during Pride in 1996

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Comedian Rhona Cameron and political activist Peter Tatchell help to hold a banner at Pride in July 1998. The banner called for an end to Section 28 which refers to the teaching and promotion of homosexuality by local authorities

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The London Gay Men’s Chorus perform at the Pride Mardi Gras parade in London, in July 1999

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Members of Outrage! carry pictures of Tony Blair with the title ‘Broken Promises’ at the parade in 1999

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Women share the love at Pride in 1999

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Two men wearing silver underpants and spiky collars take part in the London Pride march in 2000

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Men share a kiss in front of spectators at Picadilly Circus in July 2002

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A man wearing leather hot pants and harness makes his way through the streets of London to a party to celebrate the Mardi Gras in 2002

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Policemen in uniform march along the Embankment at Pride in 2003

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Marchers, alongside more than 40 floats, bands and drummers are seen during the rally for Pride in 2005

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London Mayor Ken Livingstone walks with the EuroPride parade as it makes its way down Oxford Street in July 2006

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A man poses in a white feathered neckdress during the Pride march held in central London in June 2007

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A Drag Queen poses during the Gay Pride in London, on June 30, 2007

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The Gay Pride parade passes down Lower Regent Street on July 5, 2008

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Two men in drag costumes with bouffant blonde hair pose at Pride in 2008

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Police pose for a photograph before marching on the Pride parade in 2008 in London

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A man wears a home made costume at Pride in july 2008

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Actor Sir Ian McKellen (left) waves at the parade in 2008

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Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London, wears a pink stetson hat at Pride in 2008

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A man decorated with neon face paint blows his whistle at Pride in July 2009

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Marchers in 2009, when the theme of Pride was ‘Come Out and Play’

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A reveller stands proud in a Union Jack-themed outfit in 2009

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More Union Jack-festooned outfits on show at Pride in 2009

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A man in butterfly wings at Pride in 2009

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A canine gets in on the action at Pride in 2009

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Revellers in hot pink dresses and blonde beehives at Pride in 2011

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Members of the British Armed Forces march alongside members of the parade through London’s streets to celebrate the World Pride Festival on July 7, 2012

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A man dressed as ‘Mister Universe’ marches in July 2012

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Members of the LGBT community parade through London in 2012

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People carry ‘Proud to be Trans’ signs as they march in July 2012

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The Pride parade weaves its way down Regent Street on June 29, 2013

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A fabulous carnival costume on display in 2013

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A man dressed as a Dalmatian at Pride in 2014

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The rainbow gay pride flag flies on Whitehall in front of Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in March 2014

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Leather-clad marchers at the Pride Parade in London on June 27, 2015

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Girls carrying rainbow flags at Pride in June 2015

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Arm in arm, people celebrate the annual parade in 2015

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People gather in Soho outside the Admiral Duncan following Pride in 2015

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The London Gay Men’s Chorus take part in Pride in 2015

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A dog dressed in a rainbow coat as people gather to watch the parade in 2015

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A giant rainbow flag is carried along with the parade at Pride in 2015

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Steven Choo, aka ‘Eva’ walks in front of a marching band as the LGBT community celebrates Pride in 2016

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Pride marchers wave American and rainbow flags from the top of a double decker bus with Parliament behind as the LGBT community celebrates Pride in 2016

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Pride marchers wave American flags and dress as Hilary Clinton as the LGBT community celebrates Pride in 2016

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‘Queen Alexandra’ aka Stephen Stephenson-Spencer, makes his way to the march as the LGBT community celebrates Pride in 2016

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London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and his wife Saadiya Khan lead the Pride march as the LGBT community celebrates Pride in 2016

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Mitzi Macintosh gets ready to march as the LGBT community celebrates Pride in 2016

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Shiro, a Siberian Husky, plays with a rainbow flag as the LGBT community celebrates Pride in 2916

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