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In pictures - Amazing scenes at Harrogate's Pride in Diversity festival 2019

Harrogate's biggest celebration of diversity and the LGBT community moved and inspired in equal measure when it returned for a third glorious year on Saturday.

Montpellier became a beautiful sea of rainbows and colour as dozens of community groups, schools, campaigners and businesses stood shoulder to shoulder to take part in the Pride in Diversity festival parade, led by a 50-metre rainbow flag, an open-top bus, and an infectiously-vibrant marching band.

Montpellier Hill became a sea of colour and rainbows for the parade.

1. The Pride in Diversity festival parade

Montpellier Hill became a sea of colour and rainbows for the parade.
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Valley Gardens was filled with live music and stalls from 12pm to after 6pm.

2. Thousands of festival-goers embraced the spirit of the event

Valley Gardens was filled with live music and stalls from 12pm to after 6pm.
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Young people enjoying the festival.

3. There was a carnival atmosphere in Valley Gardens for the festival

Young people enjoying the festival.
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The chair of Pride in Diversity, Leonora Wassell, giving a speech about the importance of the festival.

4. The festival was opened with speeches on-stage at Valley Gardens

The chair of Pride in Diversity, Leonora Wassell, giving a speech about the importance of the festival.
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