Pride in London 2013: in pictures
Monday, July 1, 2013
Yesterday, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and their supporters and allies, paraded through central London and partied in the streets as part of . With the Parliamentary debate around the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill continuing, the organisers decided that the theme for this year's parade was to be "Love and Marriage", with a number of the parade participants dressing as brides or grooms.
Some attendees took drag to extravagant levels.
Rainbow-coloured dresses worn by paraders as part of 'Filipino LGBT UK'.
Two men both wearing hats with the word 'Groom' on the front.
Topless barmen and go-go boys.
Three men dressed as masked nuns to protest .
Members of Imaan, an Islamic LGBT support group.
Members of LGBTory, a group for LGBT members of the Conservative Party.
Marchers from the Metropolitan Community Church, a gay-affirmative Christian group.
A group of gay and lesbian Jews with rainbow-themed Star of David flags.
An enthusiastic steward.
Supporters of .
A man wearing a costume made primarily of inflated balloons.
Marchers from with placards reading "Say I Do to equal marriage" and wearing t-shirts saying "Some people are gay. Get over it!"
A drag queen with an enormous red wig.
A man wearing a costume made up of party animal balloons.
A group of leather enthusiasts.
Gay squash players.
Members of a small Christian anti-gay protest in Lower Regent Street, before the parade started.
A man with bright red feathers and an ornate headpiece.
Two women sharing an affectionate cuddle at the end of the parade.