In Pictures: Belfast Pride parade brings a rainbow to the streets

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Thousands of people in Northern Ireland’s LGBTQ community and their supporters have taken to the streets for the annual Pride parade in Belfast.

The parade marks the culmination of a high-profile week of talks and events.

Belfast Pride 2018
Thousands of people in the LGBTQ community and their supporters took to the streets (Michael Cooper/PA)

Parade members take a selfie
And all manner of rainbow decorations were draped on those participating (Michael Cooper/PA)

Balloons spell out pride during the parade
Campaigners from the Love Equality campaign used the parade to highlight their call for Theresa May’s Government to extend marriage rights to LGBT couples in Northern Ireland (Michael Cooper/PA)

Kimberly McClusky
Kimberly McClusky taking part in the parade (Michael Cooper/PA)

Dogs at Belfast Pride 2018
It wasn’t just the humans that got into costume (Michael Cooper/PA)

— Belfast Pride (@belfastpride) August 4, 2018

Christian protester at Belfast Pride
A Christian protester spoke to those taking part (Michael Cooper/PA)

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