Bearded lady Conchita steals the show at Pride

The Austrian bearded lady and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst appeared at Pride in London last night.

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Bearded lady Conchita headlines Pride

Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Eurovision's bearded lady Conchita Wurst headlined the Pride in London festival in Trafalgar Square last night. It's estimated 300,000 people turned out, despite the rain, at the country's largest celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture.

Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Streets of London painted with colour for Pride parade

Large rainbow flag carried down the parade route Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Thousands of people have braved the rain to take part in the 2014 Pride of London parade. The parade kicked off on Baker street and will end with a concert tonight at Trafalgar Square where Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will perform.

Colourful floats taking part in the parade Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Participants braved the rain to take part Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA

This year's theme is 'Freedom to', with organisers campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Londoners to be able to be themselves authentically everywhere.

Colourful and sparkling costumes Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Sir Ian McKellan poses for a selfie with a reveller Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Community organisations, campaigners, charities, students and even some celebrities including Sir Ian McKellan took part.


Capital gets first rainbow crossing to mark Pride in London parade

A crossing like this one will be in place for today's Pride events Credit: Transport for London

London will get its first ever rainbow zebra crossing to mark today's Pride events. The crossing will be in place for today only at the junction of Pall Mall East and Suffolk Street. It's similar to ones that have appeared in Sydney and Tel Aviv.

A rebranded Boris bike

To mark Pride week, 75 Boris bikes have also be rebranded with Ride with Pride logos.

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