Manchester Pride: Thousands line streets for 'Graduation Parade'
Thousands of people have turned out for Manchester's annual Pride parade.
The four-day festival, now in its 25th year, celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The procession of about 100 colourful floats started on Liverpool Road at 12:30 BST and finished next to Manchester's Gay Village.
Organisers said this year's theme was Class of 2017: The Graduation Parade, focussing on the importance of education in ending inequality.
More than 3,000 flamboyantly-dressed participants climbed on floats and are paraded through the city.
The float included the hashtag #BeMoreMartyn.
Martyn's family and friends also took part, wearing T-shirts remembering him.
His partner, Russell Hayward said: "Martyn took me to my first Pride many years ago. He loved it every year. It was his Christmas.
"To me [#BeMoreMartyn] means...take something positive from him, whether it is to wear a garish top you wouldn't usually have the guts to wear, go on holiday somewhere, just enjoy your life and live every minute."
The parade headed to Deansgate after departing from Liverpool Road, then Peter Street, Oxford Street, Portland Street and Princess Street.
The procession then turned on to Whitworth Street ending up on Fairfield Street.
Mark Fletcher, CEO of Manchester Pride said the atmosphere was "electric".
"What is brilliant about days like today is we have tens of thousands of people coming out to support LGBT people, but not only that but to show their alliance, to stand in unity and be proud of Manchester as it is," he added.
The Manchester Pride Big Weekend began on Friday with performances from former Spice Girl Melanie C and Pixie Lott.
Take That are due to appear on Monday.