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'Celebrating freedom': Swindon Pride reaches its 10th year

The 10th Swindon and Wiltshire Pride event is taking place in the Town Gardens today.

The celebrations kicked off with a colourful parade through the town:

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The procession set off from the Town Gardens at 11:15.


Big smiles despite grey skies. Credit: ITV News
Organisers say all are welcome today - including accompanied children. Credit: ITV News
The theme for this year's event is Credit: ITV News
The parade wend its way back to Swindon Town Gardens. Credit: ITV News

This year's Pride Event comes alongside national commemorations to mark 50 years since a change in the law partially decriminalised homosexuality.

The theme is "celebrating freedom".

A number of music performances are also taking place, with the former X factor winner Sam Bailey headlining.