“Belfast Pride has become one of the annual highlights of the local calendar, eagerly looked forward to by many people. This week has already seen some fantastic events, attended by many people. This parade was a chance for everyone to come together and show everything that is positive about the LGBT community.
“It is also a chance to highlight that while much work has been done to combat discrimination, challenges still remain. We need to tackle issues such as adoption by single sex couples, the right for gay men to donate blood, homophobic bullying in schools and equal marriage.
“But the crowds supporting the Pride parade today show the vast majority of people in our society do not tolerate prejudice. Alliance will continue to fight against all forms of discrimination and lead the way in promoting equality for everyone.”