Royal Mail celebrates 50 of years UK Pride with illustrated stamps

A drag queen, a lesbian couple kissing and a child waving the rainbow flag are among the figures shown in artist Sofie Birkin‘s stamps for the Royal Mail, which are designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first official Pride march in the UK.

Queer artist Birkin created the set of eight colourful stamps illustrated with figures marching for Pride for the Royal Mail – the British postal service. To create the illustrations, Birkin drew on real found photographs of people at Pride parades throughout history.