Last weekend’s Liverpool Pride attracted over 21,000 people according to festival organisers and Merseyside Police.

On Saturday, over 3000 people turned out to take part in the Pride March, lead by Lord Mayor Hazel Williams with Chair of Liverpool Pride, Tommy McIlravey and members of Michael Causer’s family.

Numerous organisations including LGBT Labour, LGBTory, UNISON North West and numerous clubs and bars took part.

Lord Mayor Hazel Williams said: “The Pride Festival was a spectacular success and a brilliant way to celebrate the city’s LGBT community. I know the thousands of spectators who turned out to watch enjoyed it just as much as the participants. It is set to become a much anticipated annual fixture in our calendar of annual events.”

A number of headliners including Robin S and Adam Rickitt performed at the city centre’s main stage, which was located around Dale Street.

James Davies of Liverpool Pride said: “It’s brilliant to see so many LGBT people come together with the rest of the Liverpool community for a type of party that Liverpool hasn’t seen before. 21,000 people far exceeded our wildest dreams, we’re so proud of the support that the people of Liverpool have given us, in addition to our funders and sponsors who have been fantastic. We can’t wait to come back and do it all again next year.”

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