These are the businesses marching in London Pride 2015

From banks and accountancy firms to tech giants and supermarkets, more companies than ever are out and proud.

by Rachel Savage
Last Updated: 26 Jun 2015

Across London, rainbow flags are fluttering, from the Shell building on South Bank to the University of London library and the Cabinet Office (although not the Foreign Office), as the city gears up for Pride tomorrow. Even the London Eye will be lit up in rainbow colours.

This year, 48 companies, from huge multinationals to small bars, have floats at the Pride parade, up from 42 last year. That doesn’t count all employers – charities, government departments, the army and more are marching too. Other businesses are sponsoring Pride, but not taking part in the parade.

With the US Supreme Court legalising gay marriage across the whole country today and Caitlyn Jenner’s transition receiving a public outpouring of support and admiration, LGBTQ rights are advancing across much of the world. So it makes good business sense, as well as being the right thing to do, to support Pride, as well as queer causes in general.

Big international companies could make an even bigger difference, though, if they made their support for Pride loud and clear in countries where life is still difficult and dangerous for LGBTQ people. Nonetheless, kudos to all those marching tomorrow. Here they are, in order of appearance in the parade.

Barclays
The Shadow Lounge / Village / Bar Soho
Prudential / M&G
Starbucks
Transport for London
Network Rail
Citibank
King
O2
John Lewis Partnership
Amazon
Empiric
Royal Bank of Canada
Lloyds Banking Group
Nationwide Building Society
HSBC
KPMG
Moodys
Credit Suisse

Thomson Reuters
Buzzfeed
AXA
Towers Watson
Unilever
Android (Google)
Dell
Fujitsu
Microsoft
Virgin Media
EY
Whole Foods Market
Natwest
BP
IBM
Facebook
EMC
LinkedIn
Rackspace
Tag Worldwide
Santander
National Grid
Tesco
Asda
Sainsbury’s
Deloitte
Taylor Wessing
JLL
Arup
PwC

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