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Bearded lady Conchita steals the show at Pride

The Austrian bearded lady and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst appeared at Pride in London last night.

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Streets of London painted with colour for Pride parade

Large rainbow flag carried down the parade route Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Thousands of people have braved the rain to take part in the 2014 Pride of London parade. The parade kicked off on Baker street and will end with a concert tonight at Trafalgar Square where Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform.

Colourful floats taking part in the parade Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Participants braved the rain to take part Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA

This year's theme is 'Freedom to', with organisers campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Londoners to be able to be themselves authentically everywhere.

Colourful and sparkling costumes Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Sir Ian McKellan poses for a selfie with a reveller Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Community organisations, campaigners, charities, students and even some celebrities including Sir Ian McKellan took part.

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