Belfast celebrates Pride amid hope same-sex marriage ban is lifted

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08/03/2019

Thousands took to the streets of Belfast for what could be the last Pride held under the same-sex marriage ban in Northern Ireland. Ulster has been packed with people proudly waving rainbow flags and dressed in their best costumes ready for the annual LGBT parade. On Friday night, a giant rainbow flag was delivered down Belfast Lough on a flotilla of boats blasting their horns to cheers from onlookers. Today it is flying high outside of the City Hall for the first time ever, which Lord Mayor John Finucane described as ‘hugely significant’. Another first for this year’s celebrations was the appearance of Irish premier Leo Varadkar, who posed for grinning selfies with party-goers in the crowd.

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