Pride in London: Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and the football groups participating in this year's fashion show


They could be rivals on the field, but the Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and other clubs in the capital will line up off the field this weekend at the Pride in the London parade.

The annual event promises to be the largest so far, as the parade celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern LGBT + equality of rights movement.

The march through the streets of the capital will take place again today (Saturday), with the Football Association and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) taking part in making efforts to make people lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender welcome and committed to all levels of sport.

And various football clubs from all over London will be represented in the parade by groups of fans and staff, with the five Premier League teams of the capital all having representation at the event.

This includes Arsenal (Gay Gooners) Chelsea (Chelsea Pride), Crystal Palace (Proud and Palace), Tottenham (Fiero Lilywhites) and West Ham (Pride of Iron), while Charlton (Proud Valiants) and Watford (Proud Hornets) are also among the clubs to be represented at the parade.

The ECB became the first national sports governing body to have a solo entry into a Pride march in the UK last year at London's Pride, and this year will again be involved.

It is expected that more than 30,000 people will participate in the show and last year more than one million spectators attended the event, this time it will be even bigger.

Stonewall Rainbow Laces is seen on boots inside the dressing room before the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Wembley Stadium on December 5, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC / Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

The FA parade group will present employees and associates, and CEO Martin Glenn stated that the football governing body intends to set an example to "move culture" in sport in favor of # 39; inclusion.

He said: "We believe that football has a unique global quality in connecting people regardless of who they are or where they come from," he said.

"As an organization, the FA has done more and more to immerse LGBTQ groups and individuals in the game, so this seemed like a natural next step on this journey."

The FA is already working with various LGBT + organizations, including Gendered Intelligence and Football v Homophobia, while the Rainbow Laces campaign in association with Stonewall has become increasingly popular in recent seasons.

As part of this, there are camp flags, tables and ball plinths in every Premier League game over the course of a week, with players wearing rainbow laces to support the campaign.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Mamadou Sakho of Crystal Palace wears the rainbow captain's armband as part of the Stonewall Rainbow lace campaign during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Stoke City at Selhurst Park on November 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / Getty Images)

The captains also wear rainbow bracelets during the games of that week.

The march starts at 12 this afternoon, starting from Portland Place, taking a road that ends at Whitehall. There are also entertainment stages located during the march.

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