Primary and secondary school children took part in a workshop at the Library of Birmingham to learn more about what it means to be gay.
To commemorate the start of LGBT History Month, rainbow flags are being flown around Leicester by police, and both County and City councils.
West Midlands Police say that they will be working to ensure that the Bank Holiday weekend passes safely.
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.
The country's first specialist health centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has opened in Birmingham.
It's been set up to ensure people get the right kind of medical advice, help and support they need.
Hundreds headed to the Old Market Square in Nottingham for this year's Nottinghamshire Pride event. The day featured over 60 performers across 10 venues including Basshunter and X Factor's Ruth Lorenzo.
The Birmingham Pride parade has got underway! A route of the parade can be found here
Excitement is building in Birmingham's Victoria square ahead of Birmingham Pride Parade at noon today.
Birmingham Pride parade kicks off at noon today. More than 10,000 people are expected to join in the celebrations over the course of the weekend.
Many of the costumes are Diamond Jubilee inspired.