Thousands attend first day of Birmingham Pride despite rain
25 May 2014 Last updated at 11:33 BST
Thousands of people took to the streets for the start of the Birmingham Pride event, despite heavy rain.
The annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender festival began with a carnival procession from Victoria Square to Hurst Street.
Celebrations were due to continue until late on Sunday with artists including Gabrielle and Katy B performing.
Organiser Lawrence Barton said it was amazing "come rain or shine."