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Nottingham Pride in pictures: were you there?

Revellers enjoying the fun at Nottingham Pride. Credit: ITV Central

An estimated 5000 people took part in the annual gay pride parade in Nottingham today.

The parade was a sea of colour this lunchtime. Credit: ITV Central

This year there was a particular emphasis on tackling hate crime, and a minute's silence was also held for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings in June.

Strong meesages of support for LGBTQ people across the world who haven't got a voice. Credit: ITV Central

Those taking part stressed the importance to support the LGBTQ community across the world for those oppressed and discriminated against on the grounds of their sexuality.

A show of support for those still discriminated against for their sexuality. Credit: ITV Central

Alongside the serious messages, the main was one of inclusion and fun, with the city centre turning all the colours of the rainbow for the day.

It wasn't only people getting into the spirit of the day. Credit: ITV Central

Groups representing the Fire Service, Police, County Council and City Council all took part in the parade.

A placard from Nottingham City Homes, which took part in the parade. Credit: ITV Central

Ahead of the event Councillor Alan Rhodes, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said:

"Attending Pride gives us a great opportunity to not only showcase our services to the LGBT community, but also make a public statement about our continuing commitment to equality and how we are embedding fairness and the celebration of difference throughout our policies and actions.

"We are extremely proud of the journey we have made at Nottinghamshire CountyCouncil over the last four years regarding our work with young people, our employees and the entire LGBT community in Nottinghamshire.

– Councillor Alan Rhodes, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council
A huge flag lead the procession which weaved through the city centre this lunchtime. Credit: ITV Central
As well as colourful the procession was a noisy affair! Credit: ITV Central
Another banner at the parade attended by around 5000 people. Credit: ITV Central
Colour was the order of the day in Nottingham today. Credit: ITV Central