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In Pictures: Gay Pride rainbow of colour bathes Belfast City Hall for carnival

Published 08/07/2013

The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade
The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade
The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade
Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick
Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick
Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick
Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick
Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Belfast Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Pictured at the parade Ra and Sid. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Pictured at the parade Amy Thompson,Michael Quinn and Chris Patterson. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Pictured at the Parade Basil McCrea from new political party NI21. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Justice Minister David Ford has visited Justice Corner at the Belfast Pride Festival. Justice Corner offers an opportunity for a one-stop for visitors to discuss a range of criminal justice matters with officials. It includes stands from the Department of Justice, the Youth Justice Agency, the Policing Board, the Courts and Tribunals Service and the Public Prosecution Service. Minister Ford is pictured with Mel Carroll and Geraldine Hanna from Victims Support. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Gerry Kelly from Sinn Fein Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Members of the Free Presbyterian Church protest. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Basil McCrea from NI21 Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Members of the Free Presbyterian Church protest. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Basil McCrea from NI21 Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Belfast Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Basil McCrea from NI21 Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Pictured at the parade Jane Csiszar and Sabia Hurley. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Pictured at the parade Jane Csiszar and Sabia Hurley. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Ruby pictured at the parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Thousands of people attend the annual Gay Pride parade in Belfast city centre. Now in its 23rd year, the Belfast parade is claimed to be the largest of its kind on the island of Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

BELFAST City Hall was lit up with a rainbow of colours to celebrate the Gay Pride carnival over the weekend., writes Amanda Ferguson

It was the first time the building had been illuminated in this manner for this or any other event.

The building will now be bathed in colour for notable events in the future — including green for St Patrick’s Day and orange for Orangefest this week.

The 23rd annual carnival celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community attracted tens of thousands of people to the city centre on Saturday.

Belfast Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir helped lead the parade, followed by an eye-catching mobility scooter tribute to the late veteran gay rights campaigner PA MagLochlainn.

Mr MagLochlainn, one of 100 people to take part in the first Pride parade from High Street to Botanic Gardens in 1991, died in November.

On Saturday his friends, sister Denise and niece Lucie dressed up in costumes he had worn at various Pride parades.

Denise said: “We hope that he is proud of us today, because he made us very proud.

“He wanted equality for all, he was a great crusader for gay rights.”

Sarah James and Karla Mason from Belfast made a civil partnership commitment at Belfast City Hall on May 14.

Sarah said: “To be here today, being proud of celebrating our union is just wonderful and we look forward to getting married when the laws change.”

Drag queen Tranny Long Legs (42) from the Shankill Road area of Belfast said: “I love how friendly Pride is. It's the only day of the year my partner and I can walk the streets hand and hand without being looked on as freaks.”

HIV blogger Michael Carchrie Campbell from east Belfast was representing gay Christian organisation Faith and Pride.

He said: “It's not about putting down others views but putting forward the simple truth that you can be both Christian and gay, they aren't opposing each other.”

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