Liverpool’s pride celebrations this year were marked by a huge light-show, with buildings throughout the city lit up in rainbow colours as part of the ‘Come Out of the Shadows’ campaign.
Buildings through the city were lit up during Liverpool Pride week, with the Kop stand at Anfield Stadium lit up in rainbow colours and Goodison Park set to fly rainbow flags over the Pride weekend.
Michael Carey from Liverpool Pride explained: “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”.
The main Pride celebrations in Liverpool take place to coincide with the death of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer, who lost his life on 2 August 2008.
Culminating over the weekend of 30 and 31 July, the week-long festival will end with a two-day event in Liverpool’s St George’s Cultural Quarter.
Manchester’s own Pride celebrations will take place just four weeks later, over the August Bank Holiday weekend, with the parade set to the fairytale theme of ‘Once Upon A Time’.