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A committee led by some of the city’s top cabaret acts put together a one-day rainbow-filled extravaganza for the city’s LGBT friends and supporters.

Hundreds of people paraded through the streets of Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

The one-day street party, on West Marlands Road, celebrated the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

It was organised by volunteers in the wake of the massacre of 49 people in Orlando in June and officially sponsored by Southampton Solent University.

It is hoped the festival, which also included community group stalls, food, drink and music, will become an annual event.

X Factor contestant Marcus Collins topped the bill and a specially commissioned Pride cocktail is also on offer at bars and clubs across the city.

While families enjoyed the activities on offer entertainment ranged from Southampton’s ever-popular Ukelele Jam, to drag artists Aura-J and Cassidy Connors, with Andrea Lynette Young and female vocal group Timeless joining others on the main stage.

Pride has been met with welcome and celebration by the city’s residents.

Southampton Pride

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