Thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast support the LGBT+ in the largest cross-community event in Northern Ireland. Belfast Pride parade, now in it’s 27th year the theme for this years parade was ‘Come Out For Change’.
While unlike the Republic of Ireland, Here in Northern Ireland there has been little or no progress on the issues that affect the LGBT community including Homophobia, Transphobia, Bullying, Gender Recognition Rights, Fertility Rights, Mental Health and Marriage Equality.
Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Patrick Corrigan, Northern Ireland director of Amnesty International, said the march is still very much a protest in Belfast.
"Pride is always the most colourful day of the year in Belfast. This year it is bigger and brighter than ever," he said.
Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is not recognised.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) also took part in Belfast Pride for second time in uniform joining cross-border counterparts from Garda Síochána.
A serving police officer, said Pride 2017 was a highlight for many of his colleagues;
"Many of the PSNI LGBT Network have said that the public's reaction was one of the stand-out moments of their careers within the PSNI, and some of those officers are quite senior."
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