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Thousands celebrate LGBT London Pride Parade 2015

Thousands celebrate the 2015 LGBT Parade in Trafalgar Square. Image:@LondonLGBTParade

Thousands celebrate the 2015 LGBT Parade in Trafalgar Square. Image:@LondonLGBTParade

Thousands of people have gathered in central London for the annual Pride parade.

They created a rainbow of colour with their banners and costumes.

This year’s parade had special significance being held the day after the US Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage across America.

The weather was in contrast to last year when it rained.

Revellers enjoyed the hot sunny conditions and some wore dramatic costumes.

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The London Eye takes on the colours of the rainbow to celebrate 2015 LGBT Pride Parade. Image: @LondonLGBTPride

It was an international event with flags and representatives from many different countries celebrating a sense of global gay rights progress.

More than 250 groups took part in the three-and-a-half-hour parade which ended at Whitehall.

In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, the Met’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball announced that the police would lay on extra security ‘to help protect and reassure the public.’

Ruth Hunt, chief executive of Stonewall, said Pride is ‘a wonderful event that celebrates LGBT equality and how far we’ve.’

He added: ‘However, we must not lose sight of how much is left to do.’



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