Stik’s banner for Hackney paraded at Pride in London rally

People marching at Pride in London, with the banner created by street artist Stik

People marching at Pride in London, with the banner created by street artist Stik - Credit: Archant

A banner created by Hackney-based street artist Stik, was paraded in front of tens of tens of thousands of people at the Pride in London March on Saturday.

The two metre high artwork depicts two androgynous figures holding hands against a rainbow background - a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride.

It was commissioned by Hackney Council and mounted on an ‘I Love Hackney’ black cab for the all-day rally in central London.

The artwork will be put up for auction later this year to raise funds for a Hackney-based LGBTQ+ charity or organisation which will be chosen by the community.

Until then the banner, manufactured by Flagmakers – which makes flags for the Queen – will be on display at Hackney Museum, in Reading Lane.