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Crowds attend Portsmouth Pride show and parade

The event started at the Guildhall in Portsmouth

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.

Charity calls for more children to be adopted by same-sex couples

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.

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Full report: Kent Pride 2015, in "Margayte"

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.

Photos of Kent Pride shared on social media

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Kent-wide LGBT 'Pride' event underway

A Kent-wide gay Pride event has taken place in Margate. Among those attending was campaigner Peter Tatchell, who took the opportunity to address the crowds.

Preparations for the Pride event this morning Credit: David Johns
All dressed up for 'Pride of Kent' event
Pride of Kent posters on fire engine
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell speaks to crowds

Wedding bells on weekend of Brighton Pride!

Up to 200,000 people are expected to take part in this weekend's Pride in Brighton and Hove. The event - celebrating the LGBT community - is in its 25th year and predicted to be the biggest yet.

But for one couple it marks a very special personal milestone too. 92 year old David Montague has chosen this weekend to marry his long-term partner. Malcolm Shaw has been to meet them.

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