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Live Reporting

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  1. Bristol Pride march numbers 'up 50 per cent'

    First estimates, from camera control centres in the city, suggest as many as 18,000 people joined the Pride 2019 march this morning.

    If numbers are confirmed, it's a rise of around 6,000 - 50% more than last year.

    Festivities this afternoon and evening are, for the first time, being hosted on the Downs, allowing more people to join in.

    We've been out and about all day enjoying what CEO Daryn Carter has called "a fight against prejudice like no other."

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    Video caption: The 2019 Pride march through Bristol was the biggest yet
  2. We have outfit envy: Pride 2019

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  3. Next up... Peppermint comes to Bristol

    For over a decade she’s dominated the New York club scene... now Peppermint comes to Bristol.

    Peppermint is the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway and is performing on the Cabaret Stage at 6:00pm.

    Also on Pride's stage on the Downs this evening is Spice Girl Mel C, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Boney M and Rau Paul.

    It's going to be a colourful evening.

    Peppermint performs during LA Pride 2019
    Image caption: Peppermint performs during LA Pride 2019
  4. History of gay rights in the UK


    Pride is a global movement fighting for equal rights for LGBTQ+ people all over the world.

    As well as an opportunity to raise awareness of the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community, Pride is also a celebration of diversity.

    Even though the law changed in the UK, it is still illegal to be gay in some parts of the world. Campaigners continue to work hard to get equal rights for gay people all over the world.

    So what's happened in the UK and how have things changed?

    Click here for BBC Newsround's guide to how gay rights have developed in the UK...

  5. Two become one... Mel C and Sink the Pink join forces on the main stage

    Spice Girl Melanie C has joined forces with Sink the Pink... and they've already signed off the New York Pride event in style.

    They will be on Bristol's main stage at 8:05pm... expect an enthusiastic reception!

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  6. Shine on rainbow revellers: the party continues for Pride 2019

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  7. Revellers and Pride supporters are still converge on the city

    It's thought that up to 30,000 Pride supporters have arrived at the Downs in Bristol to enjoy the ongoing celebrations and acts performing.

    Police say Pride 2019 has been, on the whole, very good natured and trouble-free.

    Thank you for your pictures across the day. Keep sending them through your evening and we'll take a peek tomorrow! @bbcbristol and @bbcwest on Insta.

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  8. Heart in Mouth

    To mark last year's Pride Day we asked local poet Chris Hyde to pen his thoughts on LGBT+ equality in Bristol.

    Although LGBT+ people enjoy many more rights and freedoms than they did a decade ago, Chris says people in the community still face harassment and abuse.

    Here's is the powerful poem he penned about the experiences he encountered.

    It's called "Heart in Mouth".

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    Video caption: Poet Chris Hyde shares his thoughts on whether LGBT people are equal in society.
  9. Why Pride matters

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    School pupils being bullied for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is more common than bullying relating to racism, sexism or religion, according to new research.

    A poll of more than 1,000 teachers working in UK primary or secondary schools revealed that 13% of children are bullied because of their sexuality.

    This is compared to 11% because of their race, 7% because of their gender and 2% because of their religion.

    The research also showed almost three-quarters of teachers have seen homophobic bullying in school.

    It comes a year after it emerged LGBT people are less likely to be satisfied with their lives than other people in the country.

    It also found that only around half (56%) said they felt comfortable being LGBT in the UK.

  10. 'More than 16,000' attend Bristol's Pride parade

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    Official numbers are not yet confirmed, but the organisers of this year's Pride parade say "more than 16,000" took part in the march.

    "Looking at camera control pictures, it's thought there were between 16-18,000 people," said CEO Daryn Carter, "but we won't be sure until they carry out density calculations."

    Even so - that makes it a record-breaking year, with several thousand more people attending the Pride festival's signature parade compared to last year.

    From the pictures you've sent us, it looks like all are having a great time!

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  11. Stonewall: A riot that changed millions of lives

    Today's celebration of Bristol's LGBT+ community would be unthinkable 50 years ago, had it not been for the bravery of the Stonewall rioters in New York.

    The anniversary was marked during Pride week in Bristol.

    Here we look back at what set off the fightback against oppression and inspired millions around the world.

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  12. We can wave a rainbow...

    The rainbow flag has been used to support the LGBTQ+ community since 1978.

    Here's a brief history behind the symbol of inclusion...

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    Video caption: Where did the rainbow flag come from?
  13. Politics is part of Pride

    Politics is synonymous with the Pride movement, so it's perhaps not a surprise to see a range of political views represented at Pride today:

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  14. Bristol Pride CEO explains why the event is more important than ever

    Our reporter, Jasmine Ketibuah, spoke to Daryn Carter just before today's march.

    He explained that the need to celebrate as a community is more important than ever, with hate crime and prejudice against the LGBT community on the rise:

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  15. There are some who feel differently

    Thousands of people have turned out to celebrate Bristol Pride today, but it's also an event that a minority feel strongly negative about.

    There were some, mainly religious, protestors along the route of today's march, but there was no trouble reported:

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    Anti Pride protestors