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Liverpool FC lights up the famous football stadium in rainbow colours to celebrate Pride 2016.

The lighting is part of Come Out of the Shadows, a new three-year initiative across Liverpool City Region, which will help organisers of Liverpool Pride bid to become the most visibly LGBT friendly city in the UK.

Everton FC will fly rainbow flags at Goodison Park over the main Pride weekend.

Liverpool Pride’s Michael Carey explained: “It’s our vision and long-term goal that we make Liverpool the most visibly LGBT friendly city in the UK – and with the support of key organisations and venues we can do just that.

“We’re most definitely back bigger and better for 2016, and this is a great way for the city to really get behind the festival by showing their true Pride colours.

“The Come Out of the Shadows campaign provides a beautiful backdrop yet underlying has a serious message by helping to raise awareness of LGBT communities and Hate Crime.

“Discrimination in any form is unacceptable and we hope to shine a light on this issue.”

On Saturday, LFC representatives will also be marching alongside the LGBT community in a celebration of the culture of the city.

In Liverpool, it is true, ’You’ll Never Walk Alone’.

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