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Thousands of people celebrated Pride across the UK today

Meka Beresford July 29, 2017
A gay kiss at Pride in London

A gay couple kiss in Trafalgar Square after the annual Pride in London Parade 2015. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

Thousands of people attended Pride events across the world UK today marking anniversaries and breaking records with the turnout.

Swindon and Wiltshire, Liverpool, Norwich, Nottingham, and Yarm (Middlesbrough) all held annual events drawing thousands of Pride marchers.

In Liverpool, Pride goers were treated to a performance by Atomic Kitten and the sunshine!

Crowds flocked to the Pride event sporting all the rainbows.

Liverpool Pride
(Photo by aquininuk/Twitter)

Families were at the event too.

Liverpool Pride
(Photo by BooBooMgrew/Twitter)

And of course, the Queen made an appearance.

Liverpool Pride
(Photo by ImagineIndep01/Twitter)

In Nottingham, Pride goers broke a record with their turnout as 6,000 people paraded for the annual festival – the largest turnout recorded yet.

Councillor Michael Edwards, the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, who took part in the parade said: “I was very pleased to take part. There’s a lot of positive stories about LGBT issues in Nottingham.

“We enjoy the parade itself but it is also important to keep accepting each other and loving each other.”

Of course, everybody had lots of balloons.

Nottingham Pride
(Photo by queencenedra/Instagram)

And even more flags.

Nottingham Pride
(Photo by large_weezy/Instagram)

And of course, they had amazing signs.

Nottingham Pride
(Photo by deborahstlouis/Instagram)

In Norwich, the people matched their rainbow outfits.

Norwich Pride
(Photo by rosie_wigley58/Instagram)

And the trees even got in the Pride spirit.

Norwich Pride
(Photo by decaferacer/Instagram)

In Swindon, the Pride festival celebrated its 10th birthday.

Wiltshire Police sponsored the event.

Chief Constable Mike Veale said: “This is not political correctness, there’s a strong business case for our commitment to reducing bigotry and ignorance.”

As the force supported the event, they made sure that their officers and cars were fully decked out in the rainbow for the occasion.

Swindon Pride
(Photo by meandmy1972/Instagram)

And of course, there was an incredible amount of glitter and confetti!

Swindon Pride
(Photo by ialexmo/Instagram)

Happy Pride!

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