1,000 digital billboards across the UK will be celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in line with pride.

New grassroots campaign, Pride Inside, will see the LGBTQ+ community take over digital outdoor screens in both Croydon and Sutton, from this week.

The initiative, created by writer, performer and drag star Ginger Johnson - is supported by Out of Home media and infrastructure company Clear Channel, which has donated 1,000 digital billboards.

The campaign aims to represent the full spectrum of the diverse LGBTQ+ community, with more than 120 contributors and photographers teaming up to create images from their homes or public spaces.

This unique opportunity will also raise awareness of the work of grassroots LGBTQ+ charities, with Pride Inside partnering with LGBT+ Consortium to collect donations to be distributed to organisations across the UK.

The not-for-profit campaign was pulled together in less than a month, in response to the cancellation of events across the country.

Ginger Johnson said: “Usually we take to the streets for Pride.

"We take to stages, demo's and dance floors.

"We climb onboard floats or walk shoulder to shoulder with our families and friends but this summer that just isn’t possible.

"So it’s crucial that LGBTQ+ people from all walks of life are visible and proud in our public spaces even if we can’t be there together in person.

Ginger added: “Pride is also a chance for our community to reach out to the people who haven’t found pride in their lives yet, who don't feel safe, who are hidden.

"It’s our chance to say to them, ‘You are not alone, we are here and we are proud of you.’

Pride Inside hopes the campaign will inspire others across the UK to carry on the Pride celebrations at home.