Thousands march on the streets of Glasgow as they take part in the city’s first Pride Ceremony since its inception. Corona virus Global epidemic.
The theme for this year’s Glasgow Pride was now Sex, which started in Festival Park before heading to George Square.
Most UK Pride events in 2021 have been canceled due to the corona virus, with only Glasgow and Birmingham hosting the March this year.
Organizers say Glasgow’s Pride is the first full-fledged march since the outbreak of the measles virus.
About 10,000 people attended the 2019 event in Glasgow.
This year, participants were asked to take a lateral flu test in advance and cover their face.
Daniel Sime, chair of the organizing committee, said: “Cowade has been very difficult for everyone, but especially LGBT + communities as we have seen a massive increase in hate crimes. Scotland And the end of brutality and legal rights throughout Eastern Europe.
“Today is a big step back to normal with the full Pride March, and I’m glad that Glasgow and Birmingham have come together to ensure the official Pride March returns to the UK.”
Parade Manager Stuart McPhail added: “The team has worked closely with Glasgow City. Council And public agencies make sure the safety and well-being of participants is paramount – we’re clear that considering covering and testing people’s faces, Glasgow’s Pride is safe as an outdoor event.
Patrick Harvey, Scottish Green’s new minister, addressed the crowd during the ceremony.
The Scottish Green Party co-leader joined the Scottish government last week as part of a co-operation agreement between the SNP and his party.
Writing on Twitter after the event, he said: “It’s great to be part of a real-world Pride event today – #MardiGla in Glasgow.
“Our LGBTQ + community will remain strong, united and secure, and we will stand together against the growing hostility to our equality.”