Leicester celebrates LGBT pride with city parade

Thousands of revellers are expected to take part in Leicester's LGBT festival Credit: PA wire

Leicester's annual Pride festival takes place in the city centre later, with thousands of revellers set to attend.

A colourful parade will weave through the city centre from midday before heading on to Victoria Park, where there will be live music and performances.

"Pride is a powerful and vibrant illustration of Leicester's diversity. It is also an important reminder of the continuing campaigns for equality in the city and across the rest of the world."

Depurty City Mayor, Cllr Rory Palmer

Rainbow flags will be flown outside of Leicester's City Hall and Town Hall Square as full festivities get underway.

The festival, which is part funded by the city council, will also feature a range of market stalls providing health and wellbeing information for the community.

"The Pride festival goes from strength to strength each year.

Martyn Parker, Director Leicester Pride,