Hundreds of people have paraded through the centre of Reading to celebrate the town's Pride festival.
Organisers of the event say they want to promote equality and challenge discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
Sam Holder spoke to those taking part, and Reading East MP Matt Rodda.
An estimated 300,000 people are expected to descend on Brighton this weekend for one of the UK's biggest annual summer Pride celebrations.
The Pet Shop Boys will headline the event in Brighton and Hove in what will be the duo's first Pride performance in 20 years, organisers said.
Other acts include Years & Years, Louisa Johnson and David Morales. Saturday is the main day of celebrations, with a carnival parade starting at Hove Lawns followed by a ticketed event in Preston Park.
The streets of Brighton will be a rainbow of colours this weekend as the city prepares to celebrate Pride.
The first ever LGBT event took place in the city in 1973.
300,000 people are expected to attend but this year's party will have special significance as it's been 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in England.
Sangeeta spoke to the Managing Director of Brighton Pride, Paul Kemp, earlier today.
The Isle of Wight has held its first ever Pride event.
It started with a parade through the streets of Ryde earlier today.
Thousands of people were expected to join the celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.
Dozens of people have joined a march in Winchester as part of the city's gay pride event. The annual gathering celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Tonight a party will be held at the Guild Hall.
We spoke to some of the people taking part in the celebrations, and one of the organisers - Sarah Collins from Hampshire Pride.
Sussex Police has been recognised as an LGBT friendly employer.
The force has featured in the top 100 list published by the charity Stonewall. The former head of policing has also been named as the Senior Champion of the Year.
Victims of the Orlando shooting have been remembered at events across the South. Last night, people on the Isle of Wight held a candlelit vigil and today, at the second annual Portsmouth Pride parade and show crowds gathered to pay their respects.
The interviewees in this report from Richard Jones are: Stephen Coote from Portsmouth Pride; Councillor Robert New, Portsmouth City Council, Conservative; and Linda Webb-Bowman from Fratton Fever, the LGBT Supporters' Club.
Adoption charity PACT is calling for more prospective parents to come forward during this 'LGBT adoption and fostering week'.
Last year, one in 12 of those children adopted in England were given homes by same-sex couples, and the children themselves are often those most in need.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to adoptive parent Jacek Kacprzak and sons Adam and Brandon. We also hear from former Kent Magistrate Richard Page speaking to the BBC, and PACT's Jean Smith.
Hundreds of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people marched through Thanet today in a "Kent Pride" procession. There had been concern that the celebration of the LGBT community could be marred after anti-gay leaflets were posted throughout Margate ahead of the event. In the end though, all was fine, as David Johns reports.
He spoke to organiser Tony Bee, Andrew Bigginton from Kent Fire & Rescue Service, plus campaigner Peter Tatchell.