People taking part in the parade
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Birmingham Pride parade joined by thousands

Thousands of people joined a carnival procession for Birmingham's two-day Pride festival.

The theme for 2013's event is "Equal Love". Before the start of the procession, equal rights campaigner Peter Tatchell gave a speech in support of marriage equality.

Festival director Lawrence Barton said the event, which started 17 years ago, was a "great boost" to Birmingham's economy.

  • 26 May 2013