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The Channel Islands host their first Pride event
The event in St Helier today has been organised by Liberate.
Guernsey politician: discrimination laws are 'behind the times'
A Guernsey politician has said discrimination laws are 'behind the times'.
Elis Bebb, an openly gay States member, said laws generally do not reflect the society; Guernsey still has no legislation to protect someone from discrimination on the ground of sexuality.
Jersey recently introduced laws against discrimination.
It comes after the Channel Islands first Pride event, the organiser said today however, that the the islands are more 'tolerant than accepting'.
Openly gay politician Senator Philip Ozouf has also come out to say that he has experienced discrimination and negative comments and views about his sexuality.
Channel Islands LGBTQ situation more 'tolerance than acceptance'
The organisers of Jersey's first Pride event say the Channel Islands still have some way to go to fully accept gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people.
Liberate were delighted by more than 3,000 islanders turning out to the Pride march in St Helier at the weekend.
But Christian May, from the organisation says that the current situation is more 'tolerance rather than acceptance' in the Channel Islands.
He says Jersey has come a long way in that members of the LGBTQ community are tolerated now, but they need to become part of a wider community and be accepted.
Organisers praise community's involvement in Pride
Organisers of Jersey Pride have praised the island community for making the event such a success.
3000 people took part in the Channel Islands first Pride on Saturday.
They paraded from West's Centre, through the town to the Weighbridge, where stalls and entertainment carried the party on until the evening.
Liberate's Vic Tanner Davy said the event had great support from lots of island organisations, including businesses, the Parish and the Honorary Police, as well as those who paraded.
More Pride events to come in the Channel Islands
The organisers of yesterday's Pride event in Jersey say there will be more in the Channel Islands.
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Gallery: Jersey Pride
3000 people take part in Jersey Pride
About 3000 people have taken part in the Channel Islands' Pride event today.
The celebration of equal rights for all sexualities has a long tradition in the UK, but this was the first one in Jersey.
The lively procession began this afternoon at West Centre and travelled down the high street before its final stop at the Weighbridge.
The festivities there are set to last long into the night.
Louisa Pilbeam was down in the action.
Speeches being made at Jersey Pride
Speeches are being made at Jersey Pride in the Weighbridge.
Thousands of people have gathered, after parading through St Helier.
Among them are Jersey and Guernsey's Chief Minister.
Large turnout already for Pride in Jersey
Around a 1000 people have gathered in West's Centre for the Channel Island's first Pride event.
They are going to parade to Weighbridge Square.
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Gallery: Jersey Pride
Photos from yesterday's Pride event in Jersey