Preparations are underway for this weekend's Liverpool pride event.
Its a celebration of the city's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities supporting the campaign for equality and acceptance for all.
Pride coincides every year with the anniversary of the murder of Michael Causer -- the victim of a homophobic attack in 2008.
This year's march will be led by Michael's parents ending up at the Pier Head.
Heather Small of M People has today joined the line up at the Liverpool Pride festival. The 90's chart topper will take to the Waterfront stage on Saturday 2 August as part of the ‘Glam Fairy Tales’ themed event and 5th Birthday.
Heather will join headline act Katy B along with 80s pop songstress Sonia on the Stanley Street stage. More acts are soon be announced.
The mother of a teenager from Merseyside who was murdered five years ago led today's Gay Pride in Liverpool.
18 year old Michael Causer was attacked in Huyton in 2008. His family believe it was because he was gay. Tens of thousands turned out for the parade. The annual event showcases the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture.