Published Saturday, 30 July 2011
This year's carnival and fun fair theme has seen people from all backgrounds march through the city centre.
Northern Ireland's best known drag queen, Titty Von Tramp, was among those taking part in the 21st Belfast Pride Parade.
Titty explained what the day means.
"Pride is really important for the gay community. And it shows our solidarity and how many we are - there's loads of us.
"It's about spending time with friends, our one day to get together," said Baroness Von Tramp.
Once the parade passed through Royal Avenue, it continued to Custom House Square, for one of the biggest Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender parties ever held in Belfast.
Secretary of Belfast Gay Pride, Simon Rea, said the event is about celebrating diversity.
"It's giving people the chance to come out and be open about their sexuality and life in general.
"There's so many people in Northern Ireland afraid to come out because of all the bullying an intimidation they face so today they see it's ok to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
"The support gets bigger and bigger every year and it's great that Belfast welcomes us."
Lord Mayor of Belfast, Niall Ó Donnghaile welcomed the parade at the City Hall.
"Pride is a wonderful, colourful display, a huge parade taking place involving old and young," he said.
"There were many families as well - a great indication and a great symbol of Belfast moving forward as a changing city."
He was joined by Jeff Dudgeon - the man who brought about the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in Northern Ireland when he filed a complaint to the European Commission of Human Rights
Reverend David McIlveen from Sandown Free Presbyterian Church made a small counter-demonstration.
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