What a colourful day to be strolling through the city of Derry. Pride is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year with a week of fun and events throughout the city. Today saw huge crowds in Guildhall square for the parade and day of family entertainment. Colour and fun were prevalent everywhere.

A Pride representative spoke from the stage saying that Pride ’13 is about ‘freedom and expression’. He encouraged everyone to continue fighting for ‘Equality’. Continue ‘using your voice’ and encourage others to do the same.

Foyle Gay Pride kicked off in 1993 when a small group of committed activists decided it was time to make a visible stand and show the city that there was a thriving community that was being ignored and that the wider community was not aware it existed.

A celebration of the LGBT community, Foyle Pride is one of the most significant events in Derry~Londonderry’s cultural calendar, attracting thousands of people to the range of music events, exhibitions, theatre productions, lectures and discussions, enhancing Derry~Londonderry’s reputation as an enjoyable, welcoming and safe place.

If today is anything to go by, then a very entertaining and colourful few days is definitely in store! Pride should certainly be proud for organising such a fun filled festival of events.