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LGBT Community in 'show of solidarity' for Orlando

People gathered in Leicester last night to pay their respects to victims of the Orlando massacre.

It comes after at least 49 revellers at a Florida gay club were brutally gunned down in the worst shooting in US history, sending shockwaves around the world.

The gunman, Omar Mateen, stormed Pulse nightclub in Orlando at around 2am on Sunday morning. He was killed in a gunfight with police after a three-hour siege.

There was also a similar event taking place in Birmingham.

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Tackling homophobic bullying improvement in schools

Schools in Nottinghamshire are the most improved in the country for preventing homophobic bullyinh Credit: PA

Nottinghamshire County Council has been named as the most improved local authority in Britain for tackling homophobic bullying and celebrating difference in their schools.

That's according to a report by an equality charity today. Lincolnshire County Council was named the tenth best local authority.

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Birmingham Pride parade

Birmingham Pride parade gets underway Credit: ITV Central

The Birmingham Pride parade has got underway! A route of the parade can be found here

Street artists taking part in the parade Credit: ITV Central
Colourful outfits and flags Credit: ITV Central
Bands marching through the streets for celebrations Credit: ITV Central
Cheery faces on floats taking part in the parade Credit: ITV Central
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