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Thousands march in Glasgow Pride, Scotland’s biggest

glasgowpride-1200x700_cBy Sylvia Tan on gaystarnews.com

Thousands turned out for Scotland’s biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) parade through Glasgow’s city center on Saturday.

For the first time in the event’s history, the celebrations took place over two days with a rally before the march, performances, a funfair, and information and community stalls.

The parade started out from Glasgow Green before going down Greendyke St, Saltmarket, Trongate, Albion St, Ingram St, South Frederick St, George Sq South Aspect, St Vincent Pl, St Vincent St, Renfield St, Union St, Jamaica St, Clyde St, Bridgegate, Steel St, Turnbull St, Greendyke St and then back to Glasgow Green.

Alastair Smith, Chief Executive of Pride Glasgow, was quoted as saying by the BBC:”This year marks 20 years of Pride events in Scotland and we have come along way since the first; Pride is a chance for the LGBTI community and their friends, family and supporters to come together and celebrate the achievements of the community and to stand together as one and raise awareness of the issues that we still face.”